We are thrilled that President Cyril Ramaphosa and the NCCC have decided to open up South Africa’s borders to all international travel. This announcement comes as a huge relief to those who work in the tourism industry and the businesses who greatly rely on tourism as an economic lifeline, especially ahead of our traditional high season.
However, travellers will still need to adhere to the following stringent safety measures:
- They will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from their time of departure. In the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at their own cost.
- They will also need to enter mandatory quarantine facilities at their own cost if they display any symptoms on arrival.
We have to reiterate that COVID-19 is not gone and we still have a very long road ahead of us. We strongly urge you to seriously play your part to limit the spread of this virus.
We need to act responsibly if we want to ensure that we have a thriving industry in the future. We are all in this together and being responsible is the key to a successful recovery of our industry.
Let’s do it for Cape Town and do it right!
Updated: March 2020