South Africa plans to reopen its borders to travellers and tourists from all countries.
In a televised address on Wednesday (11 November), president Cyril Ramaphosa said the country would dramatically scale back its Covid travel restrictions.
Ramaphosa said South Africa would open up international travel to all countries, subject to various health protocols – including certification of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
The president said the country would use rapid Covid tests and strict monitoring to control any spikes in Covid infection resulting from the move.
He added he expected the measures to "greatly assist businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors", Reuters reports.