An Acsa spokesperson said the following measures were being
â˘ Should an airline from a high-risk country land in South Africa Air
Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS), together with Acsa, will redirect
the affected aircraft to a remote parking apron and the relevant
authorities will be notified.
â˘ Foreign nationals from high risk countries will not be allowed to
disembark the aircraft.
â˘ Inbound crew will be screened and quarantined.
â˘ South African citizens returning from high-risk countries will be
clinically assessed and immediately quarantined.
The following Acsa airports will manage scheduled flights from high
risk countries â` OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town
International Airport and King Shaka International Airport.
Charter operators will be re-routed to international airports:
â˘ OR Tambo International Airport
â˘ King Shaka International Airport
â˘ Upington International Airport
â˘ Bram Fischer International Airport
â˘ Port Elizabeth International Airport
â˘ Cape Town International Airport
Since the travel ban announcements, some airlines have already
started cancelling their scheduled flights and have notified the
affected passengers accordingly.
The travel trade is encouraged to contact the airlines for details
related to specific flights.
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