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- The South African Government has instituted a travel ban in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
- There have been a total of 7,613,578 cases worldwide with 424,136 deaths. (last update 12 June 2020)
- South Africa 58,568 cases with 1,284 deaths and 33,252 recoveries. (last update 12 June 2020)
- Abu Dhabi extends movement restrictions by one week from 9 June 2020 The movement restrictions on entering and exiting Abu Dhabi, and travelling between its regions, has been extended for another period of at least one week starting from 9 June, authorities have announced.
- Domestic flights to resume on 15 June 2020 The airline has announced that domestic flights in South Africa will shortly resume, and have published a schedule detailing upcoming flights between Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
- South Africa to enter level-3 of lockdown 1 June 2020
- Portugal waives quarantine to restart tourism Mainland Portugal will not quarantine visitors who arrive by air this summer, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva has confirmed. (last updated 28 May)
- The Australian Border Force has extended the ban on international cruise ships to mid-September (last updated 28 May)
- Transit flights at Hong Kong International Airport will be allowed to resume on June 1, said Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (last updated 26 May)
- From June 1, Russian authorities will start to ease domestic travel restrictions that were put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Initially, health resorts with a medical licence will open. The government is also working on rules to further reopen the tourist industry, including hotels, resorts, beaches, and cruises. (last updated 26 May)
- People arriving in France from the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days from June 8, the French government has announced. (last updated 25 May)
- International travellers could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK, the government is expected to announce. (last updated 22 May)
- Heathrow will launch airport temperature checks this week in a move it hopes will allow people to travel abroad safely without going into quarantine on their return. (last updated 20 May)
- The Bulgarian capital Sofia has been sealed off to contain the spread of COVID-19 after the number of confirmed cases jumped in the past two days. (last updated 20 April)
- Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has expanded a state of emergency due to the coronavirus to cover the whole country to stem the growing spread of the disease. (last updated 17 April)
- Effective 19 March 2020, Mauritius will close its borders to all foreign nationals. Three people in the country have tested positive for COVID-19. All passengers, including transits, will not be permitted to enter the country for a period of 14 days. The travel ban for foreign nationals has now been extended to 30 April 2020. (last updated 20 March)
- Travel bans effective 18 March 2020 from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, United States, UK and China. (last updated 16 March)
- South Africans are to refrain from travel to/through high-risk countries effective immediately such as the European Union, China, Iran, South Korea, UK and USA.
- Travellers from medium-risk source markets such as Portugal, Singapore and Hong Kong, need to present themselves for testing.
- Anyone who has travelled to these countries from mid-February, need to present themselves for testing.
- Self-isolation for South Africans who have come from high-risk destinations.
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