By Andile Nsibande | 2020-09-17
SOUTH Africa is expected to open international travel or arrivals on October 1 subject to strict restrictions.
This was revealed by the neighbouring country’s President,Cyril Ramaphosa last night, which heralded that country’s movement into Level 1 of its lockdown, in line with reopening its economy gradually.
“We will be allowing travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other travel with effect from October. This is subject to various containment and mitigation measures:
The decision by the South African government was taken after daily infection rates were noted to be very low. He said the availability of beds at trauma and quarantine facilities were evidence that the republic had made strides towards reducing infection and was ready to open up its borders to foreigners. South Africa has managed to slow down infections since ordering all but essential workers to remain at home over the past six months, this further extended to the banning of international travel.
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