President of the country Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed while addressing to the press, that South Africa is all set to reopen its borders for international travellers in the month of October.
The country had restricted the entry of foreign travellers since March 2020 and is now entering alert level one, thanks to the decreasing numbers of COVID cases.
However, entry to travellers coming from selected countries may not be permitted yet on account of the increasing number of cases in the countries. A list of the same will soon be released. Entry in South Africa will also require the travellers to submit a COVID-negative certificate taken not more than 72 hours before their arrival date. For now, the nation will be reopening three of its major airports for travellers: OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, and King Shaka International Airport.
The news has brought hope to the tourism industry of the country for a quick recovery. South Africa receives international travellers in millions every year and is a very popular holiday destination amongst UK citizens. The stakeholders of the tourism industry are optimistic for a high turnover of inbound international tourism this year too, in the account of a reducing number of cases in most European countries and the UK.