Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Monday that the South African government was working towards the re-opening of international borders which had been put on ice for months since president Cyril Ramaphosa imposed national wide lockdown to curb Covid-19 pandemic.
Our next step is to work towards the re-opening of international travel, with the risk of the virus spread on a downward trend, we are hopeful that the opening our borders will happen soon than we are expecting”
Kubayi-Ngubane told delegates as she launched Tourism Month in Cullinan east of Pretoria today. However, she emphasised that the re-opening dates of international travel will be determined in the existing level of risk as assessed by the country’s experts.
S.Africa is ranked number five in the countries worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic forcing it to close borders with its surrounding countries to contain the pandemic.
Many African countries have their economies suspended due to the Virus prompting them to impose lockdowns as a control to the fast spreading Corona Virus. Which has devastated all countries around the world.