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For information on Flights during Covid:

As this is a constantly evolving situation we want to try help with the confusion.

On the evening of 16th September 2020 President Ramaposa announced that to some degree International flights will resume from 1st October 2020, however some provisos remain in place. The full transcript of the speech can be found HERE
Some queries remain and as a fluid situation we recommend keeping your eyes on the SA media and the Irish media.

FOR FLIGHTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO IRELAND:

Register on this site sa2eire.com (top left of the page as you see it now)
Repatriation flight documents

FOR FLIGHTS FROM IRELAND TO SOUTH AFRICA

Join this Telegram group Getting back to SA

There are voicenotes and information as to who to contact and how to arrange a flight and information to join a Facebook Group called HomeAwayFromHome co-ordinating and sharing information.

It is important to know that not all flights that are being advertised for sale are actually taking off the ground as permissions are required by the airlines to fly. Until South Africa has reached the appropriate level of "unlock" which allows free movement of International Flights, the only flights are Repatriation flights in and out of South Africa and will require proof of your reason for travel from the South African and Irish governments/ departments. Before you book or pay for a flight be absolutely certain those flights are authorised.

Quaratines or Self-Isolations in each country may apply be certain to keep up to date on the relevant web pages as to what you need to do on permitted entry.

Some info sites:
https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/travel

https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-aaron-motsoaledi-approves-essential-travel-south-africans-who-want-return

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/south-africa/

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/coming_to_live_in_ireland/permission_to_land_in_ireland.html#l2ff64

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html


http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/corona-virus-information?fbclid=IwAR3HEcYUW4jvk3_ybIjdbppIB49m-fokCrrNm4k_v66IOOWj4HF8jZ5XeSY

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0915/1165350-travel-covid-eu/