ASATA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT DIGITAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE ANNOUNCEMENT

The launch of digital vaccination certificates that are aligned with international standards would be a gamechanger for vaccinated outbound travellers ASATA seeking details on extent to which the certification will follow a global standard to ensure ease of inbound and outbound travel JOHANNESBURG, 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 – ASATA is optimistic about the recent announcement by […]

Time to Fly: The lowdown on COVID Passports

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It’s been 18 months since COVID knocked our world off kilter – leaving the global aviation, travel and tourism sectors to navigate significant operational challenges, least of all the need for a standardised, digital vaccine passport.   More and more countries are opening up to fully-vaccinated travellers (including South Africans) but the respective regulations and requirements […]

ASATA optimistic about digital health certificate announcement

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The launch of digital vaccination certificates that are aligned with international standards would be a gamechanger for vaccinated outbound travellers ASATA seeking details on extent to which the certification will follow a global standard to ensure ease of inbound and outbound travel ASATA is optimistic about the recent announcement by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla […]

“Soft incentives” for vaccinated travellers to open up the hospitality industry

Music festivals, sporting events and other gatherings are some of the “soft incentive” measures being discussed by government in an effort to encourage South African citizens to get vaccinated, Health Minister Joe Phaala, announced during a media briefing on 3 September. These measures are set to be finalised over the next week and according to […]

UK Government fails to provide evidence for South Africa red listing – SATSA

In response to a UK petition, ‘Remove South Africa from the travel ‘Red List’’, the British Government has failed to provide any evidence to support its policy.  The petition has received over 26,000 signatures to date and represents some of the ±450,000 British passport holders who travel to South Africa in a normal year. In […]

Five things to keep in mind when discussing vaccines and health passports

It’s been more than a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11 March 2020 – causing the travel industry to shut-down overnight. And although green shoots are starting to appear in the form of domestic business travel, many travel managers do not expect demand for international travel to return […]