In a statement on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that 35 South African ports of entry would be closed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There will be no travel in or out of the borders of Lesotho, eSwatini, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia.
“Of the 53 land ports, 35 will be shut down with effect from Monday, March 16,” said Ramaphosa.
The following posts will be closed:
- Alexander Bay, Onseepkans, Rietfontein and Sendelingsdrfit.
- Bray, Derdepoort, Gemsbok, McCarthys Rest, Middelputs, Mokopong, Mokgobistad, Platjan, Pondrift, Stockpoort, Swartkopfontein, Tweerivieren and Zanzibar.
- Pafuri, Giriyondo and Kosi Bay.
- Bothashoop, Emahlatini, Josefsdal, Nerston, Onverwacht and Waverley.
- Boesmansnek, Makhaleng Bridge, Mononstha Pass, Ongeluksnek, Pekabridge, Ramatsiliso, Sani Pass, Sephaphus Gate, Tellebridge.