Covid-19 Updates


  • Summary of Testing Requirements for Travellers Across All Countries

    Obtained from WHO country offices based on official government announcements and websites, or obtained from the IHR National Focal Point knowledge network. 

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23 OctCathay Pacific takes crisis action

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group has announced (on Wednesday October 21) the immediate closure of its regional carrier, Cathay Dragon, and…

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22 OctFastjet Zim to re-introduce VFA-JNB flights

Fastjet Zimbabwe will reintroduce flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg from Thursday, December 3. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and…

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20 OctDHA commits to 24-hour turnaround on inbound business travel applications

The Department of Home Affairs has increased the number of people managing applications for inbound business travel to ensure speedier responses….

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20 OctNorth American travellers ready to holiday in 2021

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travellers (99%) are eager to travel again, with 70% stating they plan to take…

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20 OctCOVID malaise infects Malaysian carriers

Malaysia Airlines ceo, Izham Ismail, says he is prepared to shut the airline down if ongoing talks with leasing companies about…

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20 OctMauritius’s December season in the balance

With South Africans’ summer holiday season coming up, it is still unclear when Mauritius will open its borders without a compulsory…

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13 OctLow risk of inflight COVID-19 transmission – Iata

Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 reported cases where COVID-19 transmission is thought to have been associated with…

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13 OctQuarantines and lockdowns deter travellers

In our latest poll in Travel News, we asked readers the question: In your opinion, which of the following will put travellers off…

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09 OctCOVID sets back Durban’s air capacity 10 years

While airlines have resumed air services in and out of South Africa, Durban has dropped off the map for a number…

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09 Oct‘Replace quarantine with fast, efficient testing’

Airports Council International (ACI) and Iata issued a joint call yesterday for a globally consistent approach to testing international passengers. The…

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