The Western Cape government has written a letter to Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, detailing an alternative approach to safely open international travel in a way that avoids confusion and uncertainty. This comes after national government released a list of international travel destinations under alert level 1 of the lockdown.
Last week the South African borders were opened for international travellers, but some high risk countries were barred from entry into the country. However, as the Western Cape Government argues, the regulations make no sense, especially as it allows business travellers from high-risk countries but not leisure travellers with a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test.
Since the start of this crisis, the tourism sector has adopted world-class health and safety protocols
which are being strictly implemented and comprehensively adhered to by tourism establishments and businesses. The Western Cape Government says it remains confident that the sector has indeed risen to the occasion.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Western Cape was awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) ‘safe travels’ stamp?