There are many foreign national workers under lockdown in South Africa, which remains one of the least affected countries in the world in terms of Covid-19 cases. There is a common misconception amongst foreign nationals in South Africa, whereby they believe that nothing can be done to resolve their visa issues during lockdown.
Worldwide travel restrictions are accompanied by various national strategies aimed at limiting the movement of people to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
On 30 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again addressed the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an update on the country-wide “lockdown”.
Countries around the world have taken drastic measures, including border closures, in an attempt to curb COVID-19.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel has announced that all businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown in terms of the regulations published […]
The idea of living in a foreign country sounds quite adventurous for many people, but in a time of isolation it can become frustrating and near impossible to access certain essential services.
On 24 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa updated the nation on further stringent measures that will be put in place to combat COVID-19. Inter-alia with the lockdown of the country from midnight 26 March 2020 up until midnight 16 April 2020, he has strengthened the precautionary measures of South African residents and other foreign travellers […]
President Nyusi has just addressed the nation, announcing new coronavirus prevention measures due to take effect as from Monday, March 23, for the next 30 days. Mozambique will subject all travellers , Mozambicans or foreigners, entering the country to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
The Department of Home Affairs has made some concessions to foreign nationals in South Africa whose visas are about to expire and where travelling to their home countries is not an option.
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