SA looks poised to leave UK red list

UK and South African scientists met on Monday to discuss our country’s continued presence on the red list, which means those returning to the UK from South Africa have to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense. The British High Commission cited concerns about the beta variant but as our scientists have explained, the delta variant – first found in India – has all but obliterated the beta variant first found here. eNCA's Sally Burdett speaks to Olly Barratt, our London correspondent for more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa looks set to be removed from the UK's travel red list.

This will once again boost both the country's economic and tourism sectors.

READ: COVID-19 in SA | UK concerns over Beta variant 'invalid' - expert

The UK says South Africa was on the red list because of the beta coronavirus variant despite the delta variant being the most common variant both in South Africa and globally.

The red list issue is set to be reviewed by UK authorities in the next two weeks.


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