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20 Sep 2021
5:45 am

Britain’s red list is costing us billions

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According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, British tourism has already cost SA R2.4 billion in lost revenue.

South Africa was kept on the UK's red list, meaning travellers from South Africa are banned from entering the UK. Image: iStock

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the drawn-out decision from Britain to keep South Africa on its Covid red list of countries from which citizens may not travel to the United Kingdom. It is creating anger from people that want to travel, and massive revenue loss for our tourism industry. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, British tourism has already cost us R2.4 billion in lost revenue. Many experts and campaigners have argued that Covid vaccinations are becoming health passports for SA tourists to other holiday destinations, so why not the UK...