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Sisulu Lobbies To Have Travel Bans Lifted

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addressing the media on government's intervention measures on Coronavirus COVID-19 at DIRCO [Photo: GCIS]

Tourism Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says the travel bans on South Africa make no sense.

She is in Spain for the World Tourism Organisation General Assembly.

Sisulu says it is perplexing that diplomatic immunity is granted for conferences, but bans remain in place.

The Minister is meeting with domestic and global players to have bans lifted before the Christmas holidays kick in.

This coincides with a comment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his official visit to the Ivory Coast.

He said travel bans are health apartheid. during his official visit to the Ivory Coast.

Several countries, including some African states, imposed bans after the Omicron variant was discovered.

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