South Africa’s authorities stated that international tourism wouldn’t return until 2021, but the tourism industry is taking into account other countries experiences and believes they can reopen sooner.  


The South African Tourism launched a statement where they noted that other popular destinations were “entering the regional phase of reopening through Travel Bubbles between regional countries”, and it could be a possible solution to gradually open borders to international tourists.


The Cape Town Tourism Board is also taking measures to decrease the impact of the crisis, such as working and promoting small tourism businesses and giving their salaries to small, medium and micro enterprises in tourism. The help wouldn’t only be in money donations, but also giving specialised mentorship and marketing support for the some companies in the mother city that hosts Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.