Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
16 Sep 2021
5:00 am

Red list leaves travellers from SA treated like plague carriers, but India gets away with it

Brian Sokutu

This despite India presenting much higher Covid cases compared to South Africa.

Huge trade volume between the United Kingdom (UK) and India could be at the core of the UK’s decision to unban travel from India – despite India presenting much higher Covid numbers compared to South Africa, which has beenplaced on the red list. Commenting on the continued UK travel ban – which has seen people returning from trips in South Africa being treated harshly during quarantine – leading economist Mike Schussler on Wednesday described the sanction as “disappointing”. He said: “I don’t think they should ban us. Our vaccination drive has done well, although we have not vaccinated as many...