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South Africa Lifts Ban On International Travel As Virus Death Toll Tops 20,000

 

South Africa on Wednesday opened its borders to international travel, over 7 months after ports of entry were closed to non-essential travel prevent the spread of coronavirus.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a speech to the nation that visitors would be required to follow relevant health protocols.

He said businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector would greatly benefit from the lifting of the ban on international flights.

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He also extended the National State of Disaster until December.

 

South Africa is one of the hardest-hit countries in Africa with over 740,000 infections.

The country recorded 60 more virus-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 20,011.

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