Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced the end of COVID-19 regulations. Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa discussed this with eNCA's Sally Burdett. Courtesy of #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The lifting of the last few COVID requirements will undoubtedly boost traveler confidence, according to Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa.
Tshivhengwa says now is a good time for the tourism sector to make up for lost time.
Travellers no longer need vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests when entering the country.
"We have been debating this for some time now. Tourists now have a choice of where they want to go. Now we can fairly compete with other destinations," Tshivhengwa said.
"For now we need to reposition ourselves, we going to work closely with marketing agencies. We need to work together in a comprehensive way. This is the to hunt and impact this economy positively. Tourism needs to be recognised as a sector that's critical for the growth of this country. So this is a milestone in terms of where we are at the moment."