Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic CapeTalk Just the Hits generic CapeTalk
Just the Hits
15:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Just the Hits... with Soul
See full line-up
Just the Hits
15:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
World
fiber_manual_record
Local

And we're off! (The red list, that is) just in time for the tourist season

11 October 2021 1:10 PM
Tags:
Tourism
Travel
#Covid19
red list
travel red list
chance of contracting Covid-19
UK red list

Mandy Weiner is joined by the Acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa as SA is officially removed from the UK's 'red list'.

- From today, those travelling from South Africa to the United Kingdom will no longer have to undergo quarantine on arrival

- Dirco had previously called SA's continued inclusion on the red list 'disappointing'


As South Africa is officially removed from the UK's Covid-19 travel 'red list' from today, Mandy Wiener speaks to Adam Bye, acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa about the significance of the move.

Bye says it's 'fantastic news' for tourism, business and those kept apart from loved-ones as a result of the restrictions.

For tourism:

Brits do love to visit South Africa.

Adam Bye, Acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa

For business:

It's great for business between our two countries, which totals R160 billion a year.

Adam Bye, Acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa

For families:

It's wonderful news for the families who've been separated to be able to see each other again.

Adam Bye, Acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa

South Africa's inclusion on the 'red list' meant those travelling from here to the UK were forced to quarantine in an approved hotel at a cost of approximately R40 000 for ten days.

Dirco had called the continued inclusion on the list disappointing, adding earlier this month that it was 'puzzled' by the UK's decision.

On Monday morning the department's Clayson Monyela called the move 'wonderful news'.

We're grateful to the South African government for having facilitated the meeting between the UK and South African scientists.

Adam Bye, Acting UK High Commissioner to South Africa

RELATED:SA touted as prime holiday spot for UK travellers as 'red list' ban lifts today




11 October 2021 1:10 PM
Tags:
Tourism
Travel
#Covid19
red list
travel red list
chance of contracting Covid-19
UK red list

More from World

More from Local