Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory

To find out the very latest news and discussions on entering and exiting Eswatini, please head over to the Eswatini Travel Group that HOTAES has set up on facebook:

As travel & tourism attempt to re-start, HOTAES is gathering all relevant information and documents on this page.

Ministry of Health Memorandum (Feb 2021) Covid-19 Operational guidance at the points of Entry from the Ministry of Health, including details of test requirements. Download

NDMA Legal Notice (Jan 2021) Official legal notice of the new lockdown restrictions imposed (from 9 Jan, initially for a period of 14 days). Download

Ministry of Health Memorandum (Nov 2020) Covid-19 Operational guidance at the points of Entry from the Ministry of Health, including details of test requirements Download

HOTAES Borders Open Press Release (Oct 2020) Press Release dated 26/10/2020 on the current protocols in place on entering and exiting the country with regards to COVID-19. Download.

Quality Management Programme Presentation (Oct 2020)  IPC Presentation produced by Minister of Health for the Tourism Workshop held on 5th October 2020 with details of COVID-19 transmission, prevention and controlling cases. Download.

COVID-19 Travel Advisory (Sept 2020) Official Government document released by Minister of Health which includes current rules on entry and exiting Eswatini. Download.

Guidelines for Ports of Entry (Sept 2020) – Further guidance for the Industry by the Eswatini Tourism Authority unpacking the official rules put in place by the Minister of Health. Download.

 

Unlocking Eswatini

Unlocking Eswatini

From March 2020 hospitality and tourism as an industry and those businesses related to them have been at a standstill. On direction from His Majesty the Prime Minister has formed a Post COVID Tourism Recovery Committee. Tourism sincerely believes to beat this pandemic a partnership is needed. Together with the Government, Eswatini Tourism Authority several initiatives have been and are being planned or being actioned.

  • HOTAES members have committed to a 3.2.1. campaign. This buy 3 pay for 2 for everyone. This is effectively a 30% discount should the customer buy three (3) or more products.
  • Open the border gate between Eswatini and Mozambique before South Africa does. The hope is to bring all the Mozambique shoppers to Eswatini for at least one (1) night.
  • Advocating relief for Tourism businesses. HOTAES is looking for government to discount or provide certain benefits for the tourism sector. Relief in the following areas: Municipal rates, A Stipend for Tourism staff, Assistants with the labor law etc.
  • Treat Tourism differently. There are a number of expenses that the tourism industry has that are not normal in other industries. Tourism facilities should have a different electrical grade. Use Tourism as an industry to see if plan to reduce income tax works.
  • Eswatini Tourism Authority to provide one web page for all facilities to be able to be booked on. A one stop shop on the internet.

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To find out the very latest news and discussions on entering and exiting Eswatini, please head over to the Official HOTAES facebook page using the button above.

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