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Zambia and South Africa at Odds over Border Controls

FOREIGN Affairs and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda yesterday attacked South Africa for imposing yellow fever certificate requirements on Zambians despite the clearance from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Lubinda says travel restrictions relating to yellow fever have negatively affected the growth of tourism in southern Africa and Zambia with numbers gradually dropping as tourist’s eye ‘less stressful’ routes.  The minister was speaking yesterday in Grand Baie, Mauritius.

He said he will use the 48th Regional Tourism Organisation in Southern Africa Conference (RETOSA), which opens tomorrow in Mauritius, to engage other tourism ministers over the issue.

Source: Zambia News and Information Service 

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