CAPE TOWN –In an effort to promote tourism in the country, Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced visa-free travel for 11 countries with the adherence to Covid-19 rules and regulations.
“In line with the commitment of the Government to take urgent steps to address the economic and tourism stagnation brought about by the outbreak of Covid-19, visa-free status of citizens from a number of countries and territories has been reinstated,” said Motsoaledi in a media briefing.
Hr said transit travellers, through South Africa by air, will be allowed to connect to their destinations. This is subject to them complying with applicable health protocols but need not produce the 72 hours negative certificate.
Motsoaledi added that people from high-risk countries may undertake business travel but must apply in writing to the Department of Home Affairs.
These are the 11 countries (bolded are at high risk):
- South Korea;
- Hong Kong;
For LIVE updates on the Coronavirus pandemic, follow us on Twitter: sacoronamonitor