South Africa Opens Borders To All African Counties

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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:48:22 GMT
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South Africa Opens Borders To All African Counties

South Africa has with effect from today opened borders to all African countries according to eNCA. Travelers going to South Africa for leisure, business, and any other reason from African countries are welcomed while travelers from high-risk countries are still prohibited

According to the publication:

International travel resumes on Thursday while leisure travel from high-risk countries is still prohibited. Countries that are classified high-risk if they recorded more COVID-19 cases and more deaths than SA. Diplomats, business, and sports travellers, as well as investors, will be allowed into the country regardless of where they’re from.

While addressing the media, South Africa’s International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor said they will eventually open all borders:

Only business travellers with scarce and critical skills, diplomats, investors and professional sportspeople coming for events from the high-risk countries will be permitted into the country. Travellers from all African countries are allowed

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The high-risk countries mentioned by Pandor include the US, France, The UK , Russia, and India. Travelers from all parts of the continent will be asked to present a COVID-19 free certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure, and they will be screened and be asked to install a COVID-19 tracking app.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has said borders are still closed to the public.

More: eNCA



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