Posts

South Africa to Make COVID-19 Screening Easier for Travellers

The Department of Health plans to launch a new digital screening pilot project which will allow travellers to complete a required travel health questionnaire (THQ) on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry. The move…

All the Countries That Have Banned South African Flights, Or May Soon, Due to the New Corona Variant

Several countries have imposed travel bans on South Africa after a new, potentially more infectious SARS-CoV-2 mutation was confirmed. The 501.v2 variant has been identified in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and along the Garden Route.…

Department of Tourism: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for When South Africa Will Reopen for Tourists

The Department of Tourism has published a new draft recovery plan, outlining the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and how the tourism industry is likely to be impacted over the coming year. The document is a detailed breakdown…

Plan to Open Up Tourism in South Africa – Including International Flights – But No Dates Yet

The Department of Tourism presented its revised budget in parliament on 9 July, highlighting how the coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown have caused massive damage to the industry. Addressing parliament’s tourism portfolio committee,…

New Lock-down Changes and Airports Open in South Africa

Lock-down amendments Government has made a number of changes to South Africa’s level 3 lockdown regulations, with more likely on the way. On Friday (26 June), the minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nkosazana…