Nomsa Maseko BBC Southern Africa correspondent

More than 60 of South Africa’s biggest businesses have started a campaign to lobby the UK government to have the country’s “red list” status revoked.

The UK’s travel ban means people entering from “red-listed” destinations have to spend 10 days in a quarantine hotel and pay more than £2,000 ($2,700) – making South Africa too expensive a destination for many travellers.

Before coronavirus hit the world, South Africa attracted 450,000 British travellers per year and that number has dropped significantly.