ADVICE FOR TRAVELLERS RETURNING FROM COUNTRIES WITH WIDESPREAD SUSTAINED (ONGOING) TRANSMISSION
What To Do When You Return To South Africa?
Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread and practice social distancing.
Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing
- Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
- Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or trains during the time you are practicing social distancing.
- Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theatres) and limit your activities in public.
- Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
What To Do If You Get Sick?
If you get sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing:
- Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
For additional questions on monitoring your health contact the COVID-19 Public Hotline: 0800 029 999.