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Amendment to Adjusted Level One

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The tourism industry has approached the Dept of Health to reconsider the amendment to Adjusted Level One Lockdown regulations that requires children between the age of 5 & 12 to provide either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test in order to travel.

New gazetted regulations regarding the changes to Lockdown Alert Level stipulates that all travellers (5yrs+) must present proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test result if they are partially vaccinated or non-vaccinated. Children u5 are allowed to travel without PCR test results or vaccination certificates.

TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, said the sector had approached the health department to raise its concerns & to request that the regulations be amended swiftly.

“It is a concern that we have raised with the Department of Health to alert them that there is a gap between those who are under five and those who are older and that the gap needs to addressed by the health directorate and be moved from five and below to 12 and below,” said Tshivhengwa.

“I think everyone understands that this gap needs to be addressed and my hope is that it is going to be addressed fast because there are a lot of parents who want to travel with their children. They must solve it.”

Otto de Vries, CEO of Asata, said all tourism sector stakeholders were concerned about the regulations regarding PCR tests and vaccinations for children. He said associations had directed these concerns to the health department via the TBCSA.

In other #travelupdates April welcomes many new countries scrapping & lifting all covid-regulations:

Zanzibar updates entry regs from Apr 1
Zim drops PCR tests for fully vaxxed
Zambia scraps PCRs for vaccinated visitors
India resumes international flights
US lowers travel risk for Bahamas
Bonaire eases entry requirements
Brazil to relax covid travel restrictions
St. Kitts & Nevis revise entry requirements
Belize to lift all covid requirements
The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has announced the removal of all Covid-19 restrictions, incl. entry restrictions for unvaccinated travellers from Apr 4
Hong Kong is set to resume accepting international flights from nine ‘banned’ countries – Australia, Canada,France,India,Nepal, Pakistan,Philippines,UK & US,from Apr 1. Flights from SA not allowed – in fact Cathay Pacific isn’t currently servicing the Jhb-Hong Kong route

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