With limited domestic air services resuming under level 3 of the national lockdown, agents have called for clarity on the documentation that will be required.
FlySafair domestic operations will resume from June 15, CemAir from June 5, and Airlink from June 8. Comair has said it is unlikely to begin flying before November and SAA And Mango have yet to make an announcement.
Agents have taken to Travelinfo’s Facebook site, Open Jaw, asking questions about documentation and where to source it.
Kirby Gordon, executive manager and chief marketing officer of FlySafair, told Travel News: “Regulation requires that passengers have a permit to prove that they are travelling for business purposes. As we understand it – one of two types of document will work here. Either an affidavit from a magistrate or police station to say that you are travelling for work; or an alternative is a form put together in terms of the regulations in the Disaster Management Act. We have created an easy-to-use template for our pax, which can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/Lev3docs.” He added that passengers would need ID, as they always have.
Chris Zweigenthal, chief executive of Airlines Association of Southern Africa, told Travel News: “Passengers should check the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs regulations, dated April 29, 2020, read together with the amendment to the regulations dated May 28, 2020.” He said it was suggested that supporting documentation be carried, along with the forms listed below, or where no form is listed:
• Carrying out work responsibilities or performing any service permitted under alert Level 3, where a permit has been issued: Form 2
• Moving to a new place of residence: Form 6
• Moving to care for an immediate family member: Form 6
• Learners commuting to attend schools or institutions of higher learning: Form 3A or 3B as applicable
• Attendance of funerals, and transportation of mortal remains: Form 4 or 5 as applicable
• Obtaining medical treatment
• Persons who are returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility
• Transportation of fuel, cargo and goods.