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South Africa red list: 'There are a number of sympathetic voices in the UK'

14 September 2021 1:17 PM
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David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
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Southern Africa Tourism Services Association CEO David Frost acknowledges the efforts of Business Leadership South Africa and Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.

Business Leadership South Africa has been working hard to try and get our country off the UK red list. South Africa is still one of the countries on the United Kingdom's red list for travel to that country, which means that extra restrictions are in place to reduce the introduction and transmission of new COVID-19 variants.

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association, the representative body of inbound tourism to South Africa, has also been playing their part.

READ: It's sensible to remove SA from UK red list - Dr Naledi Pandor

Southern Africa Tourism Services Association CEO David Frost has more.

We have been hard at it behind the scenes, lobbying since May. The UK has taken an anachronistic view on not keeping with the science and following that through. They still have a rather time-bound view on the beta variant which is basically non-existent in South Africa.

David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association

We are in the same boat as the UK. We are a third of their cases and we are well out of our third wave.

David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association

We've basically been engaging with politicians in the UK and sharing this information with them. There are a number of sympathetic voices and through them, we're hoping to carry that message to those around the prime minister.

David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association

Support from the Business Leadership South Africa this week and indeed from Minister Naledi Pandor during her interactions with her counterpart are incredibly welcomed.

David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association

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14 September 2021 1:17 PM
Tags:
red list
UK red list
David Frost, CEO - Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
Inbound tourism

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