Home Affairs approves essential travel for South Africans to other countries

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Those who wish to return to countries they reside in will need a valid copy of their South African passport.

They would also need a letter confirming their admissibility under the circumstances from the embassy or other diplomatic representatives of the country they want to travel to.

“If returning by road or connecting via flights, the proof submitted needs to include permission from each transiting country,” the department said.

This means proof of travel such as an air or bus ticket and the intended date of departure.

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“South Africans who fall in these categories and satisfy the criteria can send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za.

“An email will be sent to travellers who meet the criteria to enable them to proceed with their travel arrangements,” it added.

For people traveling in groups, only one email with supporting documents of each member is needed.

Members of the public can call 0800 60 11 90 for enquiries.

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