FEDHASA Legislative Consultant Peter Cumberlege has provided the following update on Cabinet’s approval of the Tourism Norms and Standards:
From the cabinet minutes:
Norms and Standards for the safe operation of tourism during COVID-19 and other pandemics
5.1. Cabinet approved the Norms and Standards for the safe operations of the Tourism Sector in the context of the COVID-19 and other related pandemics.
5.2. The norms and standards provide common minimum health and safety measures that will ensure uniformity across the tourism sector. They will cover services such as accommodation, food, tour operators, casinos, weddings and other related activities.
5.3. We are now at par with international markets and it will enable the sector to fully open for international tourist arrivals.
The Department of Tourism website states:
Cabinet approved the Norms and Standards for the safe operations of the Tourism Sector in the context of the COVID-19 and other related pandemics.
N.B: The Department will provide more information on the Norms and Standards soon.