South Africa moved to Level 1 national lockdown measures from 21 September 2020. As a result commercial activity resumed in full, with restrictions on public gatherings. Domestic flights and travel by road are allowed for both business and leisure. Borders have also opened for International travel from 1st October. However, there is still a curfew in place from Midnight to 4:00am.
Cargo is still moving via airfreight, however capacity is constrained. Ports remain fully operational. The government continues to restrict the export of essential goods, which require export permits from Department of Trade and Industry. Domestic road freight is also facing significant delays due to roadblocks and the varied interpretations of existing regulations. Cross-border road freight to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and The Democratic Republic of Congo are moving with some delays due to capacity and at the borders.