Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
5:30 am

Travel ban hits tourism sector

Hein Kaiser

It may only take 48 hours for the South African tourism sector to finally collapse as countries around the world began closing their borders.

Britain announced that all flights from South Africa and its same neighbours would be prohibited starting 1200 GMT on Friday. Photo for illustration: iStock

It may only take 48 hours for the South African tourism sector to finally collapse as countries around the world began closing their borders. On Friday afternoon, in a video circulating on social media, passengers from South Africa on a flight to Amsterdam were told they would not be allowed to disembark from the plane until testing had been completed and they wouldalso likely face quarantine. The airline has not been identified. The United Kingdom was the first of a growing number of countries which red listed the country for the second time this year – on the eve of...