The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Saturday advised against travel to eight southern African countries after the White House announced new travel restrictions in response to a new COVID-19 variant.
Organisations in the tourism and hospital industry have decried the decision by the UK to place SA on its travel red list after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant and expressed hope the ban will be lifted swiftly.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday his administration was not considering new vaccine mandates following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa, which led to travel bans from that country and seven other nations.
For months, the tiny country of Eswatini in Southern Africa has been a hotspot of protests and riots. Dozens of people died during pro-democracy protests against the king in Africa’s last absolute monarchy.