The CPA is delighted by last night’s announcement by President Ramaphosa that South Africa is moving to Alert Level 1 and that the country’s borders will open on 1 October 2020.
There will be some restrictions on countries at high risk and visitors will need to submit to a Covid-19 test before traveling to South Africa (details to be announced shortly) however this is great news for our service industry and international clients wanting to shoot in South Africa.
Although South Africa has had many cases of Covid-19, our recovery rate stands at 89.4% and we have 53,544 active cases countrywide. There are currently only 3,404 active cases in the Western Cape which is where most international commercials are produced.
We encourage all clients, members and suppliers to remain vigilant and to take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.