Over the previous few weeks, a number of international locations have relaxed their journey restrictions to permit entry for vaccinated worldwide travellers, the place lots of them beforehand banned South Africa from getting into.
Till now, South Africans had been solely allowed to transit within the UAE on flights operated by Emirates Airways.
In the meantime a petition calling for the UK to take away SA from its crimson record has garnered greater than 10,000 signatures in lower than every week. After a two-week ready interval, the UK authorities responded and had the next to say:
‘We won’t compromise on the progress we’ve got made on our vaccine programme by permitting folks to freely combine overseas and return or journey to the UK with out correct checks and procedures,’ the UK’s Division for Transport mentioned in response to the petition.
‘At the latest evaluation on 4 August, it was determined that South Africa would stay on the ‘crimson record’ as South Africa continues to current a excessive public well being threat to the UK from recognized variants of concern,’ authorities mentioned.