CAPE TOWN –South Africans in the travel and tourism industry are calling for the reopening international borders, however, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said there are still key areas that need to be addressed.
“If we do open our borders, we are unsure whether international travellers will visit. We have started to analyse our key global markets and understand more about international travellers who visit the country,” said Kubayi-Ngubane.
She added that there have been viral videos online showing businesses who are not adhering to the Covid-19 regulations and that South Africa is still in the top 10 high-risk destinations.
“All sub-sectors need to comply with the Covid-19 protocols. Having these videos out there not only makes it difficult for me as a tourism minister to call for international travel but also paints South Africa as an unsafe destination to the international market,” she said.
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