South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says he has received complaints that some airlines don’t observe COVID-19 regulations on board.
Mbalula was inspecting OR Tambo International Airport’s adherence to regulations on Saturday ahead of a full rollout to open the country’s borders.
“I received a complaint that some of the airlines are not observing regulations on board and have totally lapsed in relation to the regulations.
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“There is no enforcement of masks and there is no santising and all that and so we want to deal with that because we can’t allow airlines to break the measures that have been set by the government,” he said.
Mbalula says the department is looking at opening international travel.