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A challenging time for the tourism industry; putting South Africans' health and safety first due to COVID-19 that has landed in South Africa and in the Western Cape.

“The travel restrictions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa to contain the pandemic will inevitably result in a significant negative impact on our travel industry at all levels in the short to medium term”. It is a scary time for all of us.

Touwsrivier Tourism Association has decided to cancel the Easter Market day, which was planned on Saturday, 11 April 2020, due to COVID-19 and the president ordered that all events of more than 100 people are prohibited until further notice.

However, Touwsrivier Tourism urge you please do not cancel your trip postpone it as millions rely on tourism to live.

As soon as the travel ban and other restrictions are lifted in South Africa, we will be hosting new events. In the meantime, we will assist you in all your needs and we will still market our environment on social media and all platforms as always. We will keep you informed of any new developments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The department of Health urged citizens who display symptoms of Covid-19 to stay at home, self-isolate and contact the Hotline 0800 029 999 and 021 928 4102 for more information.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s safety precautions:
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitisers for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover their nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.
• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

To further help you stay safe and informed, we have put together some useful resources, please feel free to download and share.

STATEMENTS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA:
USEFULL INFORMATION YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES, STAFF AND GUESTS WHERE RELEVANT.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY:
FREQUENTLY ASKED CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK TRAVEL QUESTIONS

There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak – no more so than when it comes to travel plans. Based on information from expert sources (including WHO, South African Government, NICD, and Travel Insurance Consultants), SATSA has compiled FAQs to help you answer some of the most pressing questions you might receive from clients or have yourself.
Questions cover rights as travelers, cancellations and postponements, travel insurance, and measures in place for managing the infection across South Africa, at its borders, and specifically within the travel and tourism sector.

Download the document here.

This epidemic with all its restrictions will pass and together we will regroup and grow South African Tourism and prosper together. Let's keep faith, remain hopeful and stay safe.

Yours in Tourism

TOUWSRIVIER TOURISM ASSOCIATION

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