Let me thank Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
GCIS DG, Ms Phumla Williams
Members of the public listening through various platforms
Members of the media
Ladies and gentlemen,
We have closed all 20 land borders which were open during Level 1 of the lockdown. A list of these borders is available on our website and our social media accounts. The President mentioned six of the busiest ones. The other 14 will be on our website and social media accounts.
As it was said, the closure will exempt certain, very important, services which will include movement of cargo and commercial goods, emergency medical treatment, movement of diplomats, deportation, people who need to go back to their home countries and allowing South Africans to return and learners who attend school daily in South Africa.
Even during the hard lockdown, we did not stop people who wanted to go home from doing so.
If people do not fall into any of the categories mentioned, but believe their case is worth considering, they can apply to the Minister of Home Affairs seven working days before the date of intended travel for exemption, and must provide;
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