EDITORIAL: SA’s closed skies risk turning Ramaphosa’s ‘new gold’ into dust
Tourism accounts for almost 10% of all jobs, and more than 8% of GDP — a strong argument for opening the sector, albeit safely
One of the more interesting stories about the Covid-19 crises that have engulfed the world since March may have passed unnoticed in SA. Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, which has claimed more than 27,000 lives there, is proposing opening up to foreign tourists as early as July.
This is not an indication that Spain has won its battle with the coronavirus, having imposed one of the strictest lockdown regimes in Europe. In fact, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez also warned that Spain could not rule out the extension of a state of emergency that was in force almost two weeks before SA imposed its own lockdown late in March...
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