UK red list will hit South African tourism hard

The tourism industry in South Africa will haemorrhage about R790-million for each month that the UK keeps the country on its red list of those countries considered a high risk for Covid-19 and which it has warned its citizens against travelling to.

Despite Pretoria bristling over “unwarranted exclusion”, South Africa is opting for diplomacy and is hoping a team of scientists and advisers will persuade London to remove the country from the list.

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Marcia Zali
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