South Africa removed from the UK ‘red list’

South Africa’s removal from the UK ‘red list’ is a boost for economic recovery in the Western Cape

The fact that South Africa has been removed from the United Kingdom’s ‘red list’ is great news for the Western Cape.

This decision brings an end to a baffling diplomatic shamble that risked the economic recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.

The UK is a key source market for tourism in the Western Cape. In 2019, approximately 194,900 UK tourists visited the Western Cape, spending on average R24,200 per tourist.

The decision couldn’t have come at a better time allowing long-separated friends and families to reunite and the many tourists who regularly visit the Western Cape to enjoy our affordable and unique attractions over the summer season.

Of course, this will also provide much-needed relief for the tourism and hospitality sector, supporting our economic recovery in the Western Cape.


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