15 March 2020 – Conducted retrospective testing of travellers who had arrived in South Africa from certain countries from mid-February

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

Overview: The Government of South Africa required that all travellers arriving into South Africa from high risk countries from mid-February to present themselves for testing.

All travelers from medium risk countries (for example Portugal, Hong Kong, and Singapore) are required to undergo high intensity screening.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-president-cyril-ramaphosa-measures-combat-covid-19-epidemic-15-mar-2020-0000