Eswatini has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s safe travel stamp and is ready to welcome tourists this festive season.
Guided by strict health and safety protocols, tourists will be able to use any of the open five ports of entry into the Kingdom. Eswatini’s borders are equipped with testing capabilities for those entering the country, producing test results within minutes.
Eswatini Tourism Authority (ETA) is currently offering special discounted packages, which tourists are encouraged to take advantage of. As part of its #AWonderAwaits campaign, ETA has been engaging with hotels, lodges and activity operators in the country to offer discounted rates to encourage as much tourism as possible to help recover losses caused by COVID-19.
“I am pleased that the industry has responded positively and is offering specials that give up to 50% discounts on standard rates. These specials include accommodation, meals, and a variety of activities across the country,” said the Minister of Tourism, Moses Vilakati.
ETA was awarded the Safer Tourism Seal by World Toruism Network and the country has worked closely with the World Health Organization, the United Nations as well as the Ministry of Health and the tourism industry at large to establish robust protocols that are being strictly adhered to.
“We want to encourage tourists from far and near to come and experience one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa, a true cultural gem. Eswatini remains one of Lonely Planet’s top destinations to visit in 2020. We have a deep and rich culture that is embedded in our everyday lives. Furthermore, our stunning scenery and wildlife reserves across the country will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience,” concluded Vilakati.