News from ATTA

News from ATTA consists of a combination of news from the African continent with relevance to African Tourism along with news about ATTA for the benefit of our members.

03 August 2021

Zimbabwe – two tourism land borders to reopen

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The Zimbabwean Cabinet has approved measures to reopen the country to tourists arriving by road. It announced this week that its Victoria Falls and Kazungula land border posts would be reopened to tourists who were fully vaccinated.

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03 August 2021

Wild dogs return to Malawi for the first time in decades

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Having not roamed the Malawian landscape for decades, 14 African wild dogs were couriered over land and air to be reintroduced to Malawi’s Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, The Guardian reports.

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02 August 2021

Germany opens to SA!

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Germany is set to welcome South Africans and Namibians from August 1. SA and Namibia are being downgraded from the classification: virus variant areas to that of: areas of high risk.

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02 August 2021

Delta restarts Johannesburg – Atlanta services

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Delta is marking its 15th year of nonstop service between South Africa and the United States by scheduling its state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900neo on flights between Johannesburg and Atlanta when the route resumes effective 2 August 2021.

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02 August 2021

CPT Tourism calls for no Covid-19 tests for vaccinated travellers

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According to the World Travel and Tourism Council and UWUNTO the total travel and tourism GDP in 2020 saw a loss of $4.5t globally. Last year, saw 62 million jobs lost in the tourism sector around the world.

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02 August 2021

ATTA in the news: ATTA urges Lobby of Raab over traffic light travel system methodology "mystery"

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The African Travel & Tourism Association is hoping for relaxation of travel curbs on red list countries as it welcomed the government’s announcement that double vaccinated travellers from the US and amber countries in the EU will no longer need to quarantine.

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30 July 2021

Air France is set to fly to Zanzibar as from October 2021

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The French national carrier Air France, part of the Air France-KLM Group, will in October this year commence flights to Zanzibar, as the airline seeks to further strengthen its presence in East Africa.

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30 July 2021

Zimbabwe reintroduces black rhinos to second largest national park

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Zimbabwe is re-introducing black rhinos to its second-largest game reserve, Gonarezhou National Park, the first time that the wildlife sanctuary will be home to the critically endangered species in nearly 30 years.

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29 July 2021

Podcast: ‘Stubborn optimism’ for elephants fuels Indigenous conservation effort

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Today we’re looking at Indigenous-led projects and the latest research informing conservation of elephants, the largest land animal in existence and one of the world’s most widely recognized and beloved wildlife species.

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29 July 2021

Boost for Zimbabwe's vaccination drive as more vaccines arrive from China

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Zimbabwe's fight against the coronavirus pandemic received a major boost when the country took delivery of another batch of Sinopharm vaccines from China on Wednesday.

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28 July 2021

New flights to Gqeberha (PE)

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Domestic and regional carrier CemAir has announced it will operate flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) from this coming Friday, July 30, adding 390 seats a week to the route.

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28 July 2021

Zimbabwe maintains strictest lockdown despite decrease in COVID-19 infections

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The Zimbabwean government said on Tuesday it will maintain the strictest level-four lockdown despite a 49.5-percent decrease in new COVID-19 infections over the past week.

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28 July 2021

Africa Travel Week Launches Unlock Africa Podcast

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In the spirit of #MakingTravelHappenAgain, Africa Travel Week, in conjunction with its headline shows World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa, expands its promotion of tourism to the African continent with the launch of a new podcast in August.

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27 July 2021

Tanzania receives 1M coronavirus vaccines from US via COVAX

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Tanzania received more than 1 million doses of the Jansen coronavirus vaccine donated by the US through the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative.

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27 July 2021

Lift Airline to resume flights 1 August

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Lift Airline has announced they will resume flights from 1 August after cancelling the majority of their flights in July.

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26 July 2021

South Africa moves to adjusted level 3 lockdown – here are the new rules

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that several of South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country moves to an adjusted level 3 lockdown with immediate effect.

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26 July 2021

Eurowings Discover launches with first flight to Zanzibar via Mombasa

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Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa Group's latest subsidiary, has launched operations with a flight to Zanzibar via Mombasa.

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23 July 2021

Obligations around cancellations and the current UK Traffic Light System

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Travelling today brings a number of challenges and one of the biggest hurdles, for travellers from and to the UK, is the current traffic light system that governs the regulations for arrival into the UK. Currently 60% of the countries in Africa where ATTA® members are based are on the Red List.

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22 July 2021

France opens to SA travellers

With effect from Monday, July 19, fully vaccinated residents of South Africa (and of all France’s red-and amber-list countries) are permitted to travel to France without needing a compelling reason to do so, without requiring a PCR test or any test before departure, and without having to undergo any self-isolation or quarantine on arrival in France, according to a release from A Tout France, the French Tourism Authority.

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22 July 2021

Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demand

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term.

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