Virgin Atlantic offers free COVID-19 cover

Virgin Atlantic will cover all new and existing bookings with free COVID-19 insurance for up to £500 000 (R11m). In the event that a traveller becomes ill with COVID-19 while travelling with the airline, costs will be covered, regardless of the trip’s duration or...

Cape Town receives globally recognised Safe Travels Stamp

Cape Town has been approved as a user of the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) safety stamp. According to WTTC, the global protocols take into account the current guidelines of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

Cape Town implements new safety measures

The City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism (CTT) have implemented new safety measures for tourists with an emergency response app and by establishing standard operational practices for tourist guides. As part of its TravelWise initiative, which provides visitors with...

All tourism attractions now open

South Africa’s minister of tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, announced that all tourism attractions were open to operate under Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy, at a media briefing yesterday (August 19). “These include, but are not limited...