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South Africa Questions U.S. Decision To Place It On ‘Do Not Travel’ List

Sprawling view of Cape Town and the Mountains that frame it, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

 

The South Africa tourism business council has questioned the US mission in South Africa, days after the United States added the country in its ‘do not travel’ list.

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eNCA reports that the council says the decision is unfair and the reasoning, illogical.

 

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said: “I think it’s unfair to us. The issues of crime have been, of all the tourists that have come to the country, there are few of them that have experienced crime.

 

“The majority go back home without experiencing crime. It harms our industry and puts a strain on ourselves and the US. The issue around COVID is largely influencing this type of decision,” he said.

 

Tshifhiwa added that the US consulate must provide an explanation for the decision insisting that “We in South Africa are not in crisis, we have problems and challenges, similar to what the US is having.”

 

On April 20 U.S. issued a travel advisory against South Africa due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest, health and drought.

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