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2022 - CURRENT STATUS - (UPDATED 23 Jun 2022)


GOOD NEWS .... at last!   SOUTH AFRICA ADJUSTS COVID-19 REGULATIONS - EFFECTIVE 23 JUNE 2022
 Travellers coming to South Africa were previously required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test 
and would be subjected to an antigen test if they hadn’t complied. Those regulations have now been scrapped.

Covid-19 has certainly come to test us in March 2020, and without any warning we were all thrown into ‘disaster management’ like never before.   Thank you for all the kind messages of support. This period has been really tough for the travel industry in general, and in Stargate's world, especially with Israel and it's surrounding  Middle-Eastern countries, Europe and Oberammergau  in Germany, the impact of Covid had obvious repercussions on the planned travel arrangements which were put in place for 2020 and 2021.

Addressing the media this morning (23 June 2022), the minister said that today is a very historic day as we have reached a 
turning point since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the world and in the country.  Having monitored the positive 
direction for more than three weeks cabinet came to the conclusion that the peak infection was a limited 5th wave driven
 by subvariants and not a new variant of concern was dissipating and that there was no longer an imminent risk.  
The minister added that while the wearing of masks is no longer enforced by government, individual public spaces 
such as old age homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants etc in their own capacity are still able to and within
 their right to require any member from the public to wear a mask before entering their premises. 
The public is also encouraged to continue to wear masks, especially so when they are sick as 
the wearing of masks has proven effective in combatting the spread of other diseases.

NOTE:  Due to the constant change to policies and the status of developing events surrounding the above, 
Stargate will not be held responsible for any inaccurate reports