Flight Centre Travel Group welcomes South Africa’s removal from the UK Red List

FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP WELCOMES SOUTH AFRICA’S REMOVAL FROM THE UK RED LIST JOHANNESBURG, 14 DECEMBER 2021 – The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) welcomes the announcement today by the UK Government that from 4am on Wednesday 15 December 2021, South Africa will be removed from the UK’s red list. “We are simply delighted that […]

Tourism sector welcomes official confirmation of South Africa’s removal from UK Red List

Press Release on behalf of SATSA and TBCSA Tuesday, 14 December 2021 TOURISM SECTOR WELCOMES OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF SOUTH AFRICA’S REMOVAL FROM UK RED LIST OMICRON VARIANT CLASSIFIED LOW-RISK IN MAJOR NEW SOUTH AFRICAN ANALYSIS OMICRON ON-TRACK TO BECOME DOMINANT VARIANT IN UK THIS WEEK Key findings from South Africa study: South Africa’s leading private […]

ASATA URGES COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE TO FOLLOW THE UK’S LEAD

Otto de Vries, CEO ASATA

CAPE TOWN, 14 DECEMBER 2021 – ASATA is urging countries around the world to follow the UK’s lead and scrap draconian travel restrictions on South Africa. The UK announced on 14 December that it would scrap its contentious red list effective 15 December 2021 at 04h00 and ease travel restrictions for travellers from 11 countries, […]

TOURISM INDUSTRY REACTS TO WHAT RED LIST ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS FOR TRAVEL TO SA

David Frost, CEO SATSA  “This decision is long overdue, but it will come as a huge relief to hundreds of thousands of tourism workers in South Africa, in addition to scores of holiday companies in the UK.  Our UK operators have already seen a surge in enquiries from sun-starved Brits looking for a winter escape, and early estimates […]

South Africa is free from the Beta Covid variant – according to government data

JOHANNESBURG, 16 SEPTEMBER 2021 – South Africa is free of the Beta Covid variant according to official data, which indicates that there has been no measurable level of Beta genomes sequenced for at least two weeks in the country. The Beta variant, which was first identified in South Africa in December 2020, has not gained […]