Cape Town has partnered with the World Travel & Tourism Council and assumed the role of a Safe Travels Ambassador.

We are proud to have received this globally recognised Safe Travels Stamp and as the official Destination Marketing and Management Organisation for the City of Cape Town, we are now also able to issue the stamp to tourism businesses who adhere to the set-out guidelines. This means that Cape Town becomes part of a global network of destinations committed to adhering to strict health and safety protocols.

This role is vital in ensuring that that Cape Town’s businesses are ready for inter-provincial and international travel. Cape Town is ready to issue the WTTC Safe Travels stamp to businesses that are doing their utmost to ensure visitor safety by following the recommended protocols and guidelines.

The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. The stamp will allow travellers to recognise destination authorities and companies that have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Safe Travels Protocols.

These global protocols were developed in collaboration with WTTC Members, leading industry associations & international organisations. They take into account the current guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Presently, nine industry protocols are available, notably for hospitality, outdoor retail, aviation, airports, tour operators, short-term rental industry, attractions, car rental, and convention centres, meetings & events. See the full protocols for each industry below:

Car Rental
Convention Centres, Meetings & Events
Outdoor Shopping
Short-term rentals

We are encouraging all tourism businesses to apply for official use of the Safe Travels stamp by contacting us via email

Our beautiful City is committed to restarting travel and tourism in a safe way for both local and international travellers.