The South African Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said 20 land borders leading into South Africa will be opened on Monday but quickly pointed out that anyone caught with a fake COVID-19 certificate will be banned from entering South Africa for 5 years, South Africa’s TimesLive reports.
Motsoaledi according to the publication reportedly said:
…anyone arriving at a border with a faked Covid-19 test result would be turned back and barred from SA for at least five years.
We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders.
Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion.
The 20 land borders that will open on Monday include borders leading into South Africa from Zimbabwe, Bostwana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is yet to make a decision about reopening land borders. The Ministry of Home Affairs said they will first consult with the National COVID-19 taskforce before making a decision on the issue.