Following the issuing of advanced alert Level 3 regulations for tourism, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane confirms that no domestic leisure stays and activities will be allowed in this phase.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his address on 17 June that Cabinet had decided to ease restrictions on certain economic activities including “accredited and licensed accommodation, with the exception of home sharing accommodation like AirBnB”, there is in effect no change to regulations governing the operation of accommodation providers.
The use of accommodation therefore remains limited to travellers outlined in the previous regulations, which can be found here.
Further clarity was, however, provided on what the regulations refer to as accredited and licensed accommodation: “Accommodation that is zoned for commercial purposes, as opposed to someone in the activity of home sharing.”
Highlights in the Ministerial briefing include:
- Directions for restaurant, fast-food outlets and coffee shops
- Directions for hotels, lodges, B&B, resorts, guest houses, etc.
- Directions for conferences and meetings
- Directions for casinos
- Directions for private self-drive excursions