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COVID-19 UPDATE | 25 November 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

South Africa was moved to Adjusted Alert Level 1 of a Lockdown strategy as of the 30 September 2021.

The following restrictions are in place:

  • A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight until 04H00.
  • Open for International Travel.
  • Airports are open and active.
  • Public gatherings are allowed and strict protocols need to be adhered to.
  • Inside gatherings are limited to 750 people and outside gathering limited to 2000 people. Where the venue is to small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the venue may be used. This applies to restaurants and bars.
  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.


As of 31 October 2021, Botswana has amended some of their restrictions.

The following restrictions are in place:

  • Masks are mandatory in public
  • A nationwide curfew is in place 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 06 October 2021, Zimbabwe on level 2 of its lockdown strategy.

The following restrictions are still in place:

  • Nationwide curfew adjusted  and will now be between 22H00 and 05H30.
  • All businesses will be able to operate between the hours of 08H00 and 19H00.
  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.
  • Open for international travel.


  • Wearing of masks is mandatory.
  • Open for international travel.
  • Restrictions remain in place with a Nationwide curfew from 23H00 to 04H00.
  • The Implementation of Namibia’s Trusted Travel System has been pushed out and will now be for travel as of 15 January 2022 – please check the Trusted Travel portal for accredited testing laboratories: Trusted Travel – Africa CDC


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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