Minister announces opening of Intra-Provincial Leisure Travel ( 30 July 2020)


Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced the easing of leisure travel restrictions to allow for intra-provincial travel (travel within one’s  own province). This will come into effect as soon as the new regulations are gazetted.
Travellers are still not permitted to travel between provinces (Inter-Provincial Travel) for leisure purposes.

Accommodation establishments are now permitted to operate for leisure intra-provincially subject to the following: - 

  • No more than two people per room except for a nuclear family (parents and their children).  Establishments are already legally obliged to require and keep a copy of proof of identity.

  • Short-term home rental/sharing remain closed.

Tour operators
Tour operators, in the new regulations, will be allowed to conduct guided tours in open safari vehicles subject to directions, which include the provision for both social distancing and maximum ventilation.
Good news for restaurants is that the curfew will be moved to 10pm, allowing restaurants to operate at peak dinner times. Alcohol will, however, still not be allowed.