09 March 2020 – Intensified screening at all ports of entry into South Africa

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
Sectors Involved: Border measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of South Africa declared all ports of entry high risk areas for the spread of COVID-19.

All arriving passengers are required to complete a questionnaire and have a first round of screening, including temperature screening with thermal scanners. Any passenger with a history of contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or displaying a temperature, are taken to a health facility in the port of entry for further testing.

All disembarking passengers receive a second round of temperature screening.

Staff are provided with personal protection equipment required to complete their work.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/health-updates-coronavirus-10-mar-2020-0000