The Division of Residence Affairs has revised the record of high-risk nations primarily based on a danger categorisation mannequin.
“We proceed to be reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be with us and we have to proceed to take precautions,” the Division of Residence Affairs stated in a press release on Monday.
The newest record of high-risk nations is:
– United Kingdom
The record of those high-risk nations can even be discovered on the Residence Affairs web site: www.dha.gov.za.
At its final assembly, Cupboard instructed the Ministers of Well being, Residence Affairs and Tourism to steer a course of to evaluate the record.
In line with the division, the evaluate of the record of high-risk nations was accomplished in such a method that it strikes a stability between saving lives and defending livelihoods.
“Nothing has modified so far as all travellers from the continent of Africa are involved. They’re nonetheless welcome to go to the nation topic to COVID-19 protocols,” Residence Affairs stated.
Folks from excessive danger nations, who might go to SA, fall within the following classes: enterprise travellers, holders of important abilities visas, traders and folks on worldwide mission in sports activities, arts, tradition and science.
“As well as, we recognise that there are a selection of standard guests from primarily European nations, who’ve been accustomed to lengthy intervals of visitation to our nation throughout our summer time season when it’s winter within the Northern Hemisphere.
“Most of them personal properties within the nation. We respect the numerous financial contribution that they make via their actions within the nation. To this finish, we can even permit guests, in whichever class, who’re coming to remain for a three-month interval or extra topic to COVID-19 protocols,” the division stated.
Individuals who want to use should direct electronic mail requests to: Covid19BusinessTravel@dha.gov.za, supported by:
(a) a replica of passport and/or short-term residence visa
(b) proof of enterprise actions to be undertaken within the Republic
(c) proof of journey itinerary and
(d) proof of handle or lodging within the Republic
Within the first two weeks that the COVID-19BusinessTravel@dha.gov.za electronic mail handle had been in operation, 4 701 purposes had been obtained, largely from traders in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and tourism. Of those purposes, 3 113 have been accredited.
These numbers present that on common, 335 traders a day utilized to go to the Republic, sending a powerful message that South Africa stays a lovely funding vacation spot.
“In response to those numbers, the Division of Residence Affairs has elevated the capability of individuals managing the e-mail account to make sure speedier responses and we’ll strive our greatest to make sure that responses are communicated inside 24 hours,” the division stated.