Why did the UK lift its ban on travel to South Africa?
Posted September 01, 2018 05:23:38 The UK has lifted its travel restrictions on South Africa, and has now seen over a billion visitors visit the continent in 2018, according to figures from the International Tourism Board.
The UK’s ban on South African tourism was lifted in February 2019, and tourists are now allowed to travel to the African nation.
The country, which is struggling to recover from the effects of a severe drought and is also grappling with corruption scandals, saw a 17.3 per cent increase in tourists in 2018 compared to 2017, with the number of visitors to South African cities increasing by around 10 per cent.
In 2017, the UK was one of South Africa’s top destinations for tourists.
The government says tourism will be back to normal by 2020, with tourists from the UK enjoying the best year on record, according the ITA.