Tourism sector steps in to assist stranded and quarantined travellers

An amount of up to R30 million (€1.52m) taken from the TOMSA tourism levy – has been earmarked to assist travellers who may be stranded or need to be quarantined in South Africa during the 21-day lockdown period to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The UNWTO has stressed that tourism will be the sector most affected by COVID-19, highlighting that it should therefore also be part of the solution.

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