Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
27 Jun 2022
6:45 pm

Return to normal: No masking joy as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted

Marizka Coetzer

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will help the travel, events and education sectors get back on its feet.

Flight Centre Travel Group South Africa managing director Euan McNeil said a considerable uptick in bookings was expected. Photo: iStock

Despite the joy and excitement about the repealing of certain Covid-19 restrictions, many organisations are calling for all regulations to be scrapped. The Association of Southern African Travel Agents chief executive Otto de Vries said the travel industry was delighted. “It will help to support the recovery of the sector,” he said. “We are also delighted for our members involved in events, particularly sports and business events, as the restrictions severely impacted their ability to recover in a meaningful manner." Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa national chair Rosemary Anderson said the restriction of 50%-only capacity for events “will help...