Cape Town is off the red list

by | Dec 14, 2021 | Article, News

Cape Town is destination-ready and can’t wait to welcome back our visitors. This is according to a statement issued by James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, Western Cape Government.

The United Kingdom has scrapped its red list meaning that their travellers are once again free to book flights to our shores without fear of massive quarantine costs upon return to their home country. This announcement follows another massive lobby effort. “From the City’s perspective, we are really happy with the decision and proud to have played our part,” Vos says.

“Just a few weeks ago, I happily welcomed passengers disembarking from the first British Airways flight after South Africa was removed from that red list and I look forward to greeting the next group! We have made sure to keep Cape Town top of mind for UK travellers with our destination marketing campaign up and running in and around London.

He continues: “Britain is a key source market for Cape Town in terms of both travel and trade. It is now time for other governments across the globe to follow Britain’s lead and stop these ineffective travel bans. We need global solidarity to beat this virus. South Africa has played its part and the rest of the world should reward and not punish us for doing so.”

Vos urges travellers to the Mother City to visit www.capetown.travel for updates and details on pocket-friendly campaigns and offerings.

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