The United Kingdom is reportedly planning to remove South Africa from its Covid-19 travel red list.

The reports come few days after President Cyril Ramaphosa lobbied his counterpart, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to remove the country from the list.

This means people in Britain are restricted from travelling to South Africa.

Also travellers from Britain to South Africa face mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning home.

Meanwhile the Western Cape Government has welcomed the reports to take off the country from the red list.

Economic Opportunities MEC, David Maynier says these are good news for the tourism and hospitality sector ahead of the summer season.

“And so, removing South Africa from the UK ‘red list’ and easing travel restrictions for those travelling between the two countries ahead of our summer season, will provide much-needed relief for the tourism and hospitality sector which has been hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic”.