MALAWI INTRODUCES NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELLERS

Malawi is lifting the mandatory Covid-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated incoming travellers. This is according to a press statement by the country’s Presidential Task Force on Corona Virus, issued on 19 May 2022. The new entry regulations become effective on 01 June 2022. The following will be travel requirements for incoming travellers: all incoming travellers […]

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ZAMBIA APPOINTS THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO TAZARA

Zambia Ministry of Transport has appointed the new Board of Directors for the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) after the dissolution of the previous one in October 2021. The move follows the Cabinet sitting on 3rd May 2022 which approved the appointment of the new Members of the Board in accordance with Part IV Section 11 of the Tanzania-Zambia […]

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AFRICA TRAVEL INDABA GETS UNDERWAY

While undergoing difficult circumstances, the tourism sector continues to be resilient, says Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. “I know I have said numerous times before, but I will say it again, the tourism sector is incredibly resilient, and us being here today is testament to that,” Sisulu said. Speaking at the Africa Travel Indaba underway in […]

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AFRICA TURNS TO E-VISAS TO PROP UP TOURISM, ATTRACT SKILLED WORKERS

Close to half of all countries in Africa have activated online processing of visas, with some countries opening access to more than 180 nationalities to lure more tourists from within and outside Africa. South Africa, the latest to offer digital travel documents, is also keen on attracting skilled migrants after tightening its immigration rules. More […]

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SOUTH AFRICA REDUCES INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

South Africa reopens to international tourists The South African tourism sector is celebrating the relaxing of travel restrictions into the country. These changes should revive the tourist industry and provide relief to millions of people whose livelihoods depend on international visitors. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the changes in a statement last week. He said […]

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THE NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER ENDS

For the past 750 days, South Africa has been in a National State of Disaster. This is an extraordinary situation that is unprecedented in our country’s history. The declaration of a state of disaster was a response to a global health crisis that posed a grave threat to the lives and the well-being of our […]

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A GIANT STEP FOR AFRICA TOURISM

Africa is finally putting the dreaded, and costly, PCR test for vaccinated travelers in the rear-view mirror. In the past month Kenya, Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and Tanzania all lifted the requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covid-19 test. And this week, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa also announced that vaccinated inbound travelers to South Africa would no […]

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BOTSWANA TO HOST 5TH AND 2022 AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM (ATLF) & AWARDS

Botswana will host the 5th and 22nd edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) at the Grand Palm GICC. Themed “Igniting Intra-Africa tourism through inclusive intra-Africa trade, partnerships and Investments”, the intra-African travel game-changing event will take place in Gaborone in November 2022 and is expected to bring together industry leaders from across Africa and the rest […]

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THE WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL ADDRESSED EU MINISTERS TO DISCUSS THE INDUSTRY RECOVERY

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) was invited to address EU Tourism Ministers on behalf of the private sector at a closed high-level meeting in Dijon. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO praised European Ministers for their resolve and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. WTTC was present to highlight the importance of the recovery of […]

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BOTSWANA HAS AMENDED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELLERS

Botswana has amended entry requirements for travellers. Due to discordant periods for taking Covid-19 booster shots between Botswana and other countries, and for purposes of smoothening international travel, the definition of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 in Botswana will no longer include a booster shot. Having completed the primary vaccine series will be considered sufficient for one to be allowed entry, without […]

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