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The Government of South Africa is puzzled at the United Kingdom (UK)’s decision to keep South Africa on the Red list of countries facing stringent restrictions and high costs when entering the UK.
The department of International Relations and Cooperation on Sunday said thousands of families and business people in South Africa and the UK are shocked at this continued exclusion, especially given South Africa’s progress in combating the Covid-19 pandemic as evidenced by the rapid declining infection rates due to robust vaccination programme and excellent science.
Commenting on the decision to keep South Africa on the Redlist, Minister Naledi Pandor said, “We firmly believe there is no reasonable basis for keeping South Africa on the red list and I am very disappointed.”
Minister Pandor said her department working with other stakeholders will intensify efforts to have South Africa removed from the list and is optimistic that the Government of the UK will finally realise that their decision is not harming just the tourism industry but other businesses from both countries.