The World of Flight

Connecting people around the globe took flight with the first aeroplane to hold passengers.

the People in the Air

We fly for many reasons and the ports of entry around the world land the people we connect with safely. During this challenging time we're in there is a need for travellers and those who work in travel to come together and support each other in keeping us all safer. The people who travel build a global community and network, by supporting one another in implementing the basic Protocols needed to keep each other safe.

the Crews on the Ground

Hundreds of thousands of people who facilitate the wonder of flight have been working around the clock to ensure that Air Travel opens up again safely. We see it all around us as we enter the Airport buildings and note the safety measures that are in place to keep those around us and working with us safe. Protocol measures are being upgraded and updated constantly to tackle this crisis we now face. Thank you to all the teams out there on the ground and in the air.

the Airports (Portals) to the World

Airports are the gateways to destinations we travel to. With their constant work towards safe travel in this time of need we are able to take flight once again. The upgrades you are likely to see are seamless digital and contactless check-ins through to clear signage on social distancing and protective barriers. This has all been achieved in a very short time by the amazing crews that work in this space. Every part of travel is transforming to adapt and adopt a new way to explore and experience while at the same time implementing protective Protocols. Our Airports have supported this process and lead the way in opening once again.

Cape Town International Airport prepares to resume operations in Level 3 of the National Lockdown - by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Science & Medicine

The formation of Protocols are based on scientific evidence from various fields and the implementation is to go through public testing and sustainability studies. Protocols are about saving lives and protecting the public and private sectors.

Compassion & Ethics

In considering the implementation and use of Protocols we put People First as lives are at stake. Ethical considerations are to form a baseline in terms of the sharing of information and the use of data to form the needed Protocol measures.

Technology & Monitoring

The use of Technology fundamentally changes how effectively we are able to implement Protocols and then monitor their effectiveness. Monitoring data and the ever changing direction of the challenges we face in the world determines the speed of our response.

The Covid Protocols series are a collaboration between Hello Adventures and Khotso from Southern Xplorer to offer YOU a behind-the-scenes look at what tourism businesses in South Africa are doing to get travel-ready during the Covid19 pandemic.

The one above is "Covid Safety Protocols for Accommodation".

The other videos in this series are:
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Travel After Lockdown - Tips for Travelling in South Africa After Covid-19
- Travelling in 2020 and 2021 - 6 Tips for Travelling After the Covid-19 Lockdown
- Covid Safety Protocols for Airports

With safety protocols in place, as a traveller you’ll feel safer when you travel after lockdown, and as a tourism business you’ll know you’re ready to welcome guests as soon as possible.

Important Note: These protocols are guidelines, drawn up by the tourism industry in South Africa.
Surveys and studies are being put together by Youth Tourism South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Events at CPUT in order to record the impact of COVID-19 on Tourism and Events.
Covid-19 Protocols documents and footage are there to advise the public on the regulations set our in Government documents.

Protocol guidelines

important things to know

The protocols being implemented worldwide and relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic are guidelines, measures and procedures formed by medical bodies, councils, and scientific research and study. It is advised that you consult directly with your Government or representative Council or Association before implementing any COVID-19 protocols. There are many legal implications if you implement measures that are not uniformly accepted worldwide. Currently the main reference point for all COVID-19 protocols is the World Health Organization -

Please seek legal assistance and oversight when developing or implementing any protocol measures.
This site and all related sites DO NOT in any way or form develop protocols and all protocols listed on the site are guidelines only, by the relevant representative organisation. This site is a Public Benefit page with the aim of studying the impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in South Africa.

Feel safe when you take a flight during the current COVID travel restrictions, it’s easier than you think – follow these simple steps.


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Protocols South Africa

Tourism Industry Standard Protocols for COVID-19 Operations - by the Tourism Business Council South Africa (TBCSA)

Protocols from Spain

UNE Specifications published to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism sector

The Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE), in collaboration with the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE), has published a series of Specifications, which establish the guidelines and recommendations for reducing the risk of the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector. The Spanish Association for Standardization has made these documents open access, available free of charge to anyone to use. (Currently only Spanish versions are available; we are working on English translations.)

Protocols from Kenya

Magical Kenya - Tourism and Travel Health and Safety Protocols


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