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SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF ITS 20-LAND PORTS OF ENTRY

Written by on January 12, 2021

South Africa has announced the closure of its 20-land ports of entry as part of the on-going alert Level Three measures to fight the increasing numbers of corona virus infections.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Major General Jackson Miti confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the border closures in a televised address to the nation.

He mentioned that among the six busiest borders that have been closed until 15th of February were Beitbridge and Lebombo.

He advised Zambians intending to enter or depart South Africa to ensure that they are among categories of people that were exempted from travel restrictions.

He mentioned that the announced categories of people that would be allowed to enter or depart South Africa include; transporters of fuel, cargo and goods, medical emergencies for life-threatening conditions and permanent residents.

Others also allowed to travel were foreign nationals leaving South Africa and daily commuters attending school in that country.

This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.


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