On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa cleaned the soles of his shoes by walking over a sterile mat before he boarded a plane to the Eastern Cape.
Inter-provincial travel for ordinary people is still banned, but when it does return, it’s likely it may not be the same.
Already Gautrain stations and taxi ranks have introduced full-body sprays, and it’s likely these will appear at airports as well.
The president has been touring the provinces to see how they are adapting to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Ramaphosa’s plan to visit the Western Cape on Friday had to be postponed after the province’s premier went into self-quarantine on Wednesday.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is in self-quarantine after coming into contact with eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom, who died of Covid-19 this week.