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European Union follows the lead of Germany and France in dropping its Travel Bans against South Africa and its neighbours!


More good news for South Africa is that the 27 countries of the European Union will be following Germany and France in lifting their travel bans against South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique,  Botswana, and Eswatini, according to a report today by BusinessTech.

The first news came today via a Tweet from the Presidency of France.  Continue reading →

Germany to remove SA from its ‘Virus Variant Area’ List on 4 January, no quarantine needed for vaccinated entrants!


Germany has announced that it is removing South Africa and its neighbouring countries from its ‘Virus Variant area’ classification from tomorrow 4 January, after having slapped a travel ban onto our region on Black Friday 26 November, the date on which our country’s scientists shared with the rest of the world the discovery of the new Omicron Virus Variant.

Now classified as a ‘High Risk Area’, tourists to our country and local residents may  enter Germany without a quarantine period in Germany, on condition that they have proof that they have been vaccinated twice, or have recovered from the disease. A 72 hour negative PCR test Continue reading →

USA to remove Southern African countries from its Travel Ban List on 31 December 2021!


President Biden announced earlier this week by proclamation that the USA will lift its ban on travel into the USA from South Africa and its neighbouring countries from tomorrow, reports News24.

South Africa and its neighbours were banned by numerous countries after its scientists shared the detection of the new Omicron variant at the end of November.

The USA follows the UK, Australia, and a handful of other countries which have lifted their travel bans instituted against Southern Africa almost world-wide at the end of November.  The European Union and Germany in particular are still holding back on lifting their travel bans.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Adjusted Level 2, 9 June 2021


Wednesday 9 June 2021, Day 10 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a more relaxed day; starting with a visit to Bootlegger in Bakoven to chat to Councillor Nicola Jowell in her mobile office, meeting Camps Bay residents, giving me an early first walk of the day; for getting my work done, leaving me half an hour on the terrace in the sun, the morning fog having lifted and it being much colder today than the past few days; for a good status meeting at Anatoli; for being able to see my hotel client for a quick meeting; for having time for another half an hour Bakoven walk at sunset, at the tail end of Stage 3 Loadshedding 😱; and for being happy, Continue reading →