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Africa’s cruise ship market emerges from the shadow of COVID

Africa’s cruise ship market emerges from the shadow of COVID

SETH ONYANGO, BIRD STORY AGENCY MORE than 100 cruise liners are expected to dock in South Africa from October during the 2022/2023 cruise season, resuscitating an industry dulled by COVID-19. According to Business Insider SA, passengers aboard these cruise liners will inject much-needed cash into the V&A Waterfront, specifically, the cruise terminal's Makers Landing. "While much of the 2021/2022 cruise season was disrupted, Cape Town can look forward to a full schedule when ships return in October. Cruise Cape Town, a project within Wesgro, anticipates 104 ship visits, made up of 26 cruise ships, to dock in the Mother City…
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Japan to open to tourists after COVID, with masks, insurance and chaperones required

Japan to open to tourists after COVID, with masks, insurance and chaperones required

FOREIGN tourists visiting Japan will be required to wear masks, take out private medical insurance and be chaperoned throughout their stay, the government said on Tuesday, as it plans a gradual opening from two years of COVID-19 restrictions. Only visitors on package tours will be allowed in during the first phase of reopening, from June 10, the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) said, adding that travel agency guides accompanying visitors will have to ensure they wear their masks. "Tour guides should frequently remind tour participants of necessary infection prevention measures, including wearing and removing masks, at each stage of the tour,"…
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Namibia eases coronavirus restrictions to attract tourists

Namibia eases coronavirus restrictions to attract tourists

NAMIBIA has further eased restrictions for international tourists to try to prevent the collapse of a sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic after the country closed its borders in March. The Tourism Ministry has announced that tourists could go to their pre-booked destinations and take part in activities for up to five days, after which they will be tested for the virus. If they stay at their pre-booked destination for less than five days they can proceed to another destination without a test. In rules introduced in July, tourists had to quarantine at their first destination for seven days, which…
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