Domestic Travel Now Permitted As Tourism Sector Reopens

Advertisement
 

Lockdown regulations around the tourism sector for travel, tours and accommodation have been eased with many more activities being allowed. Soon, domestic flights will be allowed aand you'll be able to take that tour you wanted to take and planned at the beginning of the year already. 

The tourism sector is ready to safely reopen for business under lockdown level 2, said CEO of The Tourism Business Council of SA, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa.

Inter-provincial travel, domestic leisure travel, accommodation establishments, tour operators as well as water based activities will now be allowed. 

In a gazette released by Government, it read, "all accommodation establishments and tour operators, subject to a restriction on the number of persons allowed in such establishments to not more than 50 percent of the available floor space" will be able to operate. 

Most businesses may now operate except for international passenger air travel for leisure, passenger ships for international leisure. However, all borders must stay closed. South Africa's borders are closed except for the transport of goods.

However, this does not include ports of entry designated by the Cabinet member responsible for Home Affairs for the transportation of fuel, cargo and goods, and entry of foreign sea crew for the exchange of sea crew.

In addition, borders will be open for humanitarian operations, repatriations, evacuations, medical emergencies, the movement of staff of diplomatic and international organisations and other exceptions as may be determined by the Minister of Home Affairs.

Another easing of regulations came as the resumption of water based activities in certain categories of tourism like boat based, whale watching, shark cage diving & river rafting are also allowed under level 2.

Some South Africans are said to be hesitant to take part in domestic leisure travel even though it will be allowed under alert level 2 which is effective from midnight tonight.

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma thanked South Africans for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19 and said, “But the fight is not over, it’s continuing. Even though we have risked the restrictions, the risk is also increasing because it’s the people who move the virus".


Advertisement

 


Advertisement


Other Articles

Applications for the 2023 academic year are now open at TSIBA Business School. Find out more about the courses offered below.

Applications for the 2023 academic year are now open at Northlink College. Northlink College is a TVET College situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and offers various courses.

Advertisement


Latest SASSA Articles

The Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant is being paid to all qualifying beneficiaries. If you are among those that have been meaning to apply for an appeal to your reject application status, Here is the procedure on how to lodge an appeal for your declined R350 grant application.

Does your R350 SRD grant application status say 'Self Exclusionary Response Found'? Here's what this means and what you can do about it. 


Advertisement


Careers Advice

Cyber security professionals do not have an easy job, which is one of the reasons why they are highly sought after by companies in all industries. As the importance of data security increases, companies find it increasingly difficult to protect their data. 

When you hear about your friend’s fabulous job in tech, the perks and the pay, it all sounds pretty awesome. While it might feel like grass is always greener on the other side, making a career switch isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Advertisement