Latest update on business travel priority for COVID-19 vaccine

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Latest update on business travel priority for COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier today, the government announced that business travellers would be able to get vaccinated even if they were currently not eligible under the national vaccine roll-out. This as part of a campaign to prioritise people facing ‘special circumstances’.

Travel for the following reasons would be considered as ‘special circumstances':

  • Business or work-related travel
  • Study at an accredited educational institution
  • Sportsmen/women who need to travel outside of South Africa to represent the country
  • Accessing medical care

However, Dr Nicholas Crisp, Deputy Director-General of the National Health Institute, retracted the information saying that the circular had been unclear in its intention and would be withdrawn with immediate effect.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your FCM Travel manager.