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COVID-19 UPDATE | 11 JULY 2021

We have compiled the latest updates about travel regulations under lockdown pertaining to Southern African countries and will keep you updated as and when things change.


Please be advised that these rules and restrictions are subject to change. Please contact us directly for the most up to date information.

South Africa

Currently, South Africa is under Adjusted Alert Level 4 of a Lockdown strategy until the 25th July 2021. The following restrictions are in place:

  • A nationwide curfew from 21H00 until 04H00. If a flight arrives within the curfew hours, passengers will be able to show proof of their boarding passes or tickets for their flights if stopped by law enforcement en-route to their establishment.
  • Airports are still open and active.
  • Alcohol sales prohibited
  • Restaurants are open and can accommodate up to 50 patrons or 50% capacity.
  • Open for International Travel. South Africa’s land borders remain closed.
  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.


Botswana has extended its state of public emergency until 30 September 2021.

The following restrictions are in place:

  • A nationwide curfew from 22H00 until 04H00.
  • Botswana is divided into nine COVID-19 zones. You will need to apply for an interzonal travel permit to travel between zones.
  • Open for international travel.


As of 30 June 2021, Zimbabwe has moved to level 4 of its lockdown strategy.

The following restrictions are in place:

  • Nationwide curfew from 18H30 to 06H00.
  • Open for international travel.
  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.
  • All businesses will only operate between the hours of 08H30 and 15H30.


  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.
  • Open for international travel.
  • A 2-week lockdown has been imposed as of midnight 30 June 2021. Nationwide curfew from 21H00 to 04H00.
  • Special dispensation for tourists will be in place. Tourists need to provide proof they are on holiday (passport, proof of itinerary or accommodation confirmations) to show them passing through check points.


Zambia is not currently under lockdown but is adhering to strict health and safety protocols.

  • Open for international travel.

You can continue to use the below line mangers email addresses and cell phone numbers.

After hours/work from home divisional cell numbers

USA/Canada/Australasia/Japan: +27 82 318 1893
UK /Europe: +27 82 318 1891
Germany: +27 82 318 1895
Italy: +27 82 440 1157
India: +27 83 561 3379

Line Managers contact details

Dudu Gumede – UK | Europe Ops Manager
083 261 2736  |  Duduzile.Gumede@springbokatlas.com

Nicole O’Connor – USA | Australasia AD HOC Groups & FIT Ops Manager
084 902 5632  |  Nicole.OConnor@springbokatlas.com

Patricia Fourie – USA | Australasia Tour Series Ops Manager
084 602 5595  |  Patricia.Fourie@springbokatlas.com

Christelle De Beer – GM Sales (UK | Europe)
072 262 8208  |  Christelle.DeBeer@springbokatlas.com

Chris Chibaduki – Ops Manager India, Middle East & South East Asia
061 486 6248  |  Chris.Chibaduki@springbokatlas.com

Giorgi Vass – COO
072 141 4711  |  Giorgi.Vass@springbokatlas.com

Glenn McKeag – CEO
082 318 1892  |  Glenn.McKeag@springbokatlas.com

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