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Tuesday, 17 November, 2020, 15 : 30 PM [IST]

South Africa allows entry of all international leisure & business travellers

Easing travel restrictions, South Africa has opened its borders to allow international leisure and business travellers from across the globe.  

The opening of all international travel follows South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the country would be moving to augmented alert level 1, thus opening up international borders for all countries.  

“We are excited by the full opening of our international borders because this is a strong testament of the fact that we are open for both business and leisure travel. This opening brings certainty for South Africa, as a travel destination putting us back on the map and on the radar for many travellers who want to come explore our beautiful country,” said Sisa Ntshona, CEO, SA Tourism. 

All travellers coming into the country will need to supply a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID test not older than 72 hours from the date of departure from their country. 

“We know that now more than ever, traveller behaviour is influenced by trust and confidence so our country has put in place globally-benchmarked health and safety protocols. We thank all partners here in South Africa and across the world for their ongoing support and patience. As we gradually welcome tourists and business travellers from all over the world, we look forward to engaging with our partners once again as we work together to package South Africa for various tourists’ needs,” added Ntshona.  

“While we know that there won’t an immediate influx of tourists as other countries are now experiencing second waves of the pandemic and have imposed travel restrictions for their citizens, we look forward to welcoming those tourists that are able to come. They can finally get to enjoy the wide open spaces, scenic landscape, unique and authentic cultural experiences that South Africa has to offer,” said Ntshona.  

 
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