Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
29 May 2021
8:04 am

Lockdown regulations hits cruise and tourism industry

Marizka Coetzer

There is still no indication when MSC Cruises will continue to operate in South Africa after it announced in February the cancellation of the cruising season.

Tourists enjoy the beach at Punta Esmeralda beach in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, on March 8, 2021 in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP)

Lockdown is the iceberg in the way of the cruise and tourism industry in South Africa, which is sinking under the travel regulations. There is still no indication when MSC Cruises will continue to operate in South Africa after it announced in February the cancellation of the cruising season for 2020-2021. READ MORE: Tourism stats: Bad, but there is good news In December, MSC showcased an onboard inspection of the vessels’ rigorous and robust protocol to the various authorities in South Africa, including the departments of transport, health, home affairs and Port Health, together with the South African Maritime Safety...