WC Premier Winde wants SA to allow all travellers into the country



The country reopened its international borders on Thursday.

It however made it known that a travel ban is being implemented for leisure travellers from 57 countries considered to be high risk in terms of Covid-19.

These high-risk countries include the United Kingdom, the US, India, Russia, France and the Netherlands.

However, business visitors, diplomats and people with high skills visas from these identified countries are allowed to travel into the country.

Although, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said he was pleased with the move but he was of the opinion that all travellers should be allowed in.

“If you have the right protocols in place, you must be able to travel. That means you have the proper tests, you have the system in place to manage the further spread.”

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor made it known that the list was drawn up in terms of World Health Organization criteria and it would be reviewed every two weeks.

It would take note of changing rates of infection and death around the world.

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