South Africa lowered its lockdown to alert level 2, effective Aug. 17.

Key points:

The following restrictions have been relaxed:

  • Travel between the provinces is no longer restricted.
  • Accommodation facilities such as hotels are allowed to operate, in conjunction with approved protocols.
  • Taverns, bars and restaurants are allowed to operate, in conjunction with regulations.

The following restrictions are still in place:

  • Restrictions on international travel remain in effect.
  • Social gatherings of 50 people or more remain prohibited.
  • A curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. remains in place.

Additional information: South Africa’s president has encouraged people in the country to stay at home, including working from home, if possible. South Africa lowered the nationwide alert to Level 3 the first week of June.

Analysis & Comments:
The relaxing of certain restrictions will allow more movement within South Africa, though a number of restrictions remain in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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