At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor’s towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt’s Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.
Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the sector is ready to welcome both domestic and international tourists while fully adhering to the lockdown regulations.
The Department of Tourism says it has developed a comprehensive draft Tourism Recovery Plan as part of returning the sector back to business which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube has encouraged people to visit the province because they’ve implemented stringent protocols to ensure the safety of visitors at all tourist destinations.
Since the closure of South Africa’s borders from March this year, the country’s tourism sector has lost 363-million-rand per day in revenue.