A catalyst for tourism growth and development in South Africa.
As a strategy focused department, we are committed to creating a conducive environment for growing and developing tourism through:
The introduction of the measures, as announced by the President, is a response to the unprecedented crisis facing our country and the world over. The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to increase, world markets have gone into a tailspin and the pandemic threatens human lives in all parts of the world and has altered life as we know it.
The President announced that we are imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and China as from 18 March 2020.
As the front-line professionals, information-givers and interpreters in the industry, tourist guides are a key component of the tourism value chain. With growing global environmental and health scares, tourist guides will also serve as important mediums for conveying vital messages that promote the goals of responsible tourism.