The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has invested an estimated R12 million in refurbishing a training centre in Benoni, Ekurhuleni.
“We regret that the UK will take this position, and we really will call on them to review this,” John Nkengasong of the Africa CDC said.
With SA still languishing on the UK’s travel red list, the DA have demanded that tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu act urgently.
Germany’s decision to remove South Africa from its red list of Covid-19 “high-risk” countries welcomed. SA is however still on UK’s red list.
The UK’s red list – which imposes extremely strict limitations on travellers – still features South Africa. But things just aren’t adding up.
DIRCO Minister Naledi Pandor said they would intensify efforts to have South Africa removed from the UK’s red list
UK’s transport head Grant Shapps announced that the UK will ditch its traffic light system on Friday, however SA remains on the ‘red list’.
Despite the fact that South Africa is free of the Beta Covid variant, it is still on the UK’s red list of countries not to travel to.
There is an urgent need for South Africa to be moved off the UK’s red list and onto the amber list, according to business and travel experts.
The SA economy is losing an estimated R790 million for every month it remains on the ‘red list’, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.
The UK Government has announced that the current rate for the hotel quarantine will increase from 12 August 2021.
Revised quarantine requirements for UK residents returning to England from trips abroad brings no joy to tourist-hungry South Africa.
The absence of UK tourists is impacting the tourism sector hampering conservation efforts throughout Southern Africa.
The United Kingdom’s entry ban on South Africans is set to continue until scientific data on vaccine efficacy proves it is safe to allow movement between the two countries once again.
Anyone from Southern Africa or who has been here within 10 days will be refused entry.
The UK Health Secretary has announced that anyone in the country who recently visited South Africa must immediately quarantine.