What you need to know
South African’s vaccination drive is well under way and we are once again being welcomed by the rest of the world. Covid numbers are decreasing and will improve further as we head into summer.
Airlines currently traveling to South Africa include: Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
No Quarantine when returning home from South Africa if you are fully vaccinated and returning to Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Norway & Sweden.
No Quarantine after a negative test 1 or 2 days after returning to Belgium.
Pre-Quarantine in South Africa before departing to China.
Quarantine in Netherlands for 10 days which can be reduced to 5 days after negative test.
Quarantine in UK for 10 days in a UK government-arranged quarantine hotel at their own expense. Read more here.
Entry to South Africa is open to all countries subject to a negative Covid test and all usual visa requirements.
On-set Covid Protocols have been standardised and adopted by the Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (download CPASA covid protocol). Social distancing, masks & sanitising are standard on set, as it is in daily social life.
On-set safety officers. Depending on numbers, all shoots require at least 1 safety officer who will monitor the on-set safety protocols. All crew & talent are also screened at the beginning of each shoot day.
Covid tests. Both Antigen & PCR are readily available, South African film crew and talent are familiar and accustomed to pre-shoot testing.
Hours of work. As usual, the film industry can work for 24 hours per day. Right now South Africa is at Lockdown level 3 so the nationwide curfew hours are 10pm until 4am which means you need to get your dinner orders in by 8pm or order room service, if you decide on a lovely villa, we can arrange a chef to whip you up some delicious South African fare.
Numbers on set. Plan to have no more than 75 people at one time on set. This means cleverly rotating numbers between your base camp, unit & set.
Remote streaming. From recces & casting down to your shoot, you no longer have to be physically present. The remote streaming offering is set to be just another option in years way beyond Covid-19. South African film makers have had plenty of practise in this regard. Below for your reference are 2 mind maps that illustrate the workflow process for Teradeck and Qtake streaming with all the available end user viewing options. There is also a custom stream VT option available that can be utilised for car shoots. Whatever the requirements, we have a solution to make this process seamless and trouble free. We will quote according to the requirements of your project.