South Africa Tourism News
South Africa lifts all Covid restrictions
South Africa has removed its final Covid restrictions, marking “the return to life as we knew it before the pandemic,” according to Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Testing requirements are no longer required for either vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers to enter.
South Africa Tourism gets a COVID lifeline
The announcement by the South African Department of Health that Covid restrictions would be dropped entirely - for both domestic and international travel - came as a lifeline for tourism in the country. Of all the mainstream economic activities affected by the pandemic-related isolation, the tourism sector was by far the hardest hit.
Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape Town with daily services
Virgin Atlantic is returning to Cape Town from 5th November 2022 with a new daily service on a Boeing 787-9.
Emirates and South African Tourism Board collaborate to boost visitor arrivals
Emirates and the South African Tourism Board have signed a MoU to jointly promote tourism and boost visitor arrivals and inbound traffic to South Africa from key markets across the Emirates network.
Lindiwe Sisula, Minister of Tourism, South Africa: keynote speaker at WTTC Global Summit 2022
Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, is speaking at the WTTC Global Summit 2022 in Manila, Philippines, with her focus on accelerating the recovery efforts in the travel and tourism sector.
Durban prepares for Travel Indaba 2022 return as Africa’s tourism bounces back
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, Africa’s Travel Indaba 2022 is preparing to welcome delegates from across the world to the events hub of Durban, South Africa.
South Africa loosens Covid-19 travel restrictions
South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced changes to entry regulations for travellers to South Africa. Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test.
MMGY Hills Balfour takes South Africa contract in UK & Ireland
South African Tourism, the national tourim agency, has appointed MMGY Hills Balfour as its new PR agency for the UK & Ireland. The deal runs for three years.
South Africa welcomes red list move
The latest relaxation means that hotel quarantine is no longer required for those returning to the UK from South Africa and a number of other destination as of today.
South Africa calls for travel bans to be scrapped
South Africa minister of tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, has confirmed the country remains open to tourism despite the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant.
South Africa leads red list additions as new Covid-19 variant identified
The government has reintroduced red list restrictions on arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia with immediate effect.