Whereas borders and different factors of entry will reopen below stage one, authorities has determined to retain the ban on travellers from the US, UK, Spain, and Italy – that are key markets for the revival of the tourism sector.
On Wednesday night time, President Cyril Ramaphosa will inform the nation in regards to the new growth of shifting the nation into Stage 1 of the nationwide lockdown and reopening of worldwide journey – with provisos.
International locations which have excessive threat of coronavirus an infection like america and a number of the main EU international locations will nonetheless stay banned from travelling into the nation.
Nonetheless, controversially, international locations like India and Brazil identified to be the second and third highest an infection charges on the earth might be given permission to journey into the nation.
Furthermore, travellers arriving from permitted international locations into South Africa might be requested to offer a adverse check end result taken inside 72 hours earlier than journey. This may give them the entry into the nation with out being quarantined.
“Travellers who show signs must quarantine at personal value, even when they produce proof of getting examined adverse 72 hours prior.”
Appearing presidential spokesperson Tyrone Seale wasn’t capable of instantly affirm this when contacted on Wednesday morning.
“We do usually make bulletins earlier than the President addresses the nation,” he stated.
An NCC insider stated whereas borders and different factors of entry would reopen, authorities had determined that travellers from excessive threat international locations won’t be given permission to enter South Africa.
“These embody the US, the UK, Spain and Italy – that are key markets for the revival of the tourism sector. However arrivals from India and Brazil, every with 4.3-million and 5-million infections respectively, might be allowed.”
“India and Brazil don’t current excessive numbers for us.”