International travel may be on the cards soon according to Mbalula

International travel may be on the cards soon according to Mbalula

- International travel will be allowed to happen soon according to Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula

- Airlines and travellers will have to adhere to regulations or else face serious consequences

- This is a good sign as new Covid-19 infections are decreasing in South Africa

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Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has said that international travel will be allowed to resume in the coming days. Mbalula says that the National Coronavirus Command Council is considering opening borders.

"Very soon, international travel will be opened. We will announce measures as and when that happens," said Mbalula.

The Minister of Transport also warned that travellers and airlines are to follow regulations or face consequences. This was after he had done an inspection at the OR Tambo International Airport's Covid-19 adherence after there were complaints about them not following the rules.

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Internation travel will be allowed soon according to Fikile Mbalula
Internation travel will be allowed soon according to Fikile Mbalula. Airlines will have to adhere to regulations. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
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With Covid-19 infections decreasing each and every day, this will be good news to some South Africans.

Mbalula said that he had received complaints about some airlines not properly following the regulations that are in place to fight the spread of the Coronavirus.

"There is no enforcement of masks, and there is no sanitising. We want to deal with that because we can't allow airlines to break the measures that have been set by the government," he said.

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He said that the recovery rate is up to 90% and the mortality rate has dropped down to just 2%. This is good news for South Africa and the economy as it means that if this trend continues, restrictions on the economy can be lifted even further.

"Today, we cautiously but optimistically breathe a sigh of relief as we continue to see our detected cases, hospital admissions, deaths and even excess deaths declining. Our recovery rate is now almost at 90% and our mortality rate has remained stable at around 2%."

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