Category Archives: Travel & Tourism

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Following the malaria outbreaks in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, there has been daily monitoring of the developments through the district outbreak response meetings. However, the overall number of reported malaria cases has declined in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo over the past two weeks. There have been a high number of malaria cases in South Africa in the 2016/17 season, compared to the previous season. This has been attributed to the rise in ambient temperature, rainfall and humidity.…

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Procedures for travel to Ebola countries from SA

Pretoria – South African Airways (SAA) has introduced new procedures for travel to and from Ebola virus high risk areas with passengers required to seek permission to travel from the national Department of Health. “All travellers between South Africa and the Ebola high-risk areas in West Africa must follow the new procedures introduced for the airlines aimed at ensuring compliance with a recent cabinet decision. “The measures are effective as we speak,” SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Friday. Government has previously advised South Africans…

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Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Ban on travellers from Ebola-affected countries

Pretoria – South Africa has taken the decision to impose a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola to the country, unless the travel is considered absolutely essential. Addressing media at a briefing in Pretoria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in addition, citizens of South Africa who wish to travel to these countries will be requested to delay their travel unless it is also absolutely essential for them to travel. The high-risk countries are…

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Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola not a threat to SA tourism

Pretoria – The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa’s tourism industry is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister said government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism, despite a report in the media which stated that the industry had become the first victim of Ebola. A media report claimed that 1 500 tourists from Thailand, who were meant to visit the country, have cancelled their trips. “It is unfortunate…

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