News: South Africa prevents visitors from banned countries from using hotels while in SA

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South African Government as instructed hospitality providers in the country not to admit any visitor from countries that have high cases of the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement signed by the CEO, Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, the body took the step to prevent visitors from lodging in hotels based on the instruction of the minister tourism.

The statement by the CEO reads:
1, All hotels that have tourists from high risk countries should urgently compile a list of those tourists including the follow:
a. Personal details
b. Entry date into South Africa (please look at Home Affairs entry stamp)
c. Places visited by tourists
2, No tourist from high-risk countries should be allowed to check-in or out of any accommodation establishment across the country. We need to assist them with contacting their embassies as well COVID-19 hotline: 0800029999
3, The health officials will go to all establishment to test for COVID-19
4, All embassies will be notified.

“We have tourist from some tour group that have tested positive, and this putting staff in accommodation establishment and attractions at high-risk. We appeal for your full cooperation on this urgent matter.”

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