Worldwide COVID-19 news

South Africa has opened once again to all foreign visitors, subject to strict health protocols which include a valid certificate showing a negative PCR test ‘obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel’. While travellers from some designated ‘low risk’ countries were able to enter the country from the beginning of last month, the lifting of restrictions is now across the board.   

-Following the release of the US CDC’s framework for recommencing cruising that focuses on mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread onboard, one company has received thousands of messages from people requesting a berth on the required test cruises that must be undertaken to ensure the new procedures are effective. Read more

- A summary of the two vaccines for which preliminary results from Phase 3 trials have shown 90+ percent efficacy – ‘Moderna, Pfizer Shots Look Strong. Here’s How They Stack Up’ Read more and now more updated information on the Pfizer vaccine. Read More

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