South Africa’s Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the latest decision to remove 11 African countries from the list means that hotel quarantine is no longer required for those returning to the UK from South Africa, as of 4AM on 15 December.
Sisulu said that today’s announcement by the UK government is a step in the right direction for South Africa’s tourism sector.
When South Africa was added to the red list last month, the implementation of hotel quarantine instead of at home quarantine was a huge deterrent for Brits who were considering travelling to South Africa at a time when our tourism industry was just beginning to recover.
The Minister thanked all tourism stakeholders for their hard work and dedication. She said the war room is yielding results with the country being removed for the red list.