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 →
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.
Sunday 12 December 2021, 3rd Advent, 🎄Day 73 of Level 1 😷
Corona Lockdown Gratitude🙏
#grateful for a peaceful day, catching up on sleep and on me; for writing a Blogpost for tomorrow; for seeing German swallows Thomas and Haakon walking past my apartment, flying back tomorrow; for a call from swallow Gabi in Germany, to check how things are going, she wanting to return to her apartment in Camps Bay; for a walk to Gibson’s to photograph the ice cream and Shake kiosk, seeing Continue reading →
Friday 26 November 2021, Day 57 of Level 1, #BlackFriday 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for a day of extreme contrasts, waking up to the dreadful news of the UK putting us back on the Red List, with the rest of the world (or so it seems) banning flights from our country, the UK, Germany, and the USA bans hitting our tourism industry particularly hard, my clients and tourism players devastated today, but we’ve been through tough times before and we will survive; for a wonderful 7 hour continuous sleep, and then firing away with the work which needed to be done this morning; for the rain holding off when I was in town to attend a Brand talk hosted by Tania Olivier, meeting such lovely marketing girls sitting next to me, exchanging restaurant news, especially about Continue reading →