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South Africa demands explanation after it is placed on US travel ban list

By Agence de Presse Africaine 6h ago

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The South African Tourism Business Council has demanded an explanation from the US embassy on Washington’s latest travel advisory to its citizens to avoid travelling to the African country due to health and social problems.

The US reportedly issued a Level 4 warning to all of its travelling citizens, advising them not to visit South Africa due to “the coronavirus pandemic, crime and civil unrest in the country,” the council said.

According to the council, South Africa was one of the 116 countries the US government had placed on its so-called ‘Do Not Travel’ list.

“This decision is unfair and the reasoning behind it is illogical,” council chief executive Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said on Tuesday.

He noted that out of all the tourists that have come to South Africa, “there are a few that have experienced crime.”

“The majority go back home without experiencing any crime at all.”

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