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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05 OctEmirates to resume flights to Jo’burg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius

Emirates today announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1st October), Cape Town (1st October), Durban (4th October) in South Africa;…

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05 OctEthiopian Airlines introduces COVID-19 global insurance cover

The largest aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines Group, has announced that it will cover the medical insurance costs – including…

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05 OctAir Seychelles to resume limited services across its network this winter

Air Seychelles announces that the national airline will resume limited passenger services across its regional network from Seychelles to Mauritius, Johannesburg…

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05 OctSA travellers could face quarantine on return

At the NCCC September 30 briefing on the opening of borders, South Africans were somewhat startled to hear the Minister of…

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05 OctBARSA, TBCSA avert airline pandemonium

Mayhem broke out in air travel to South Africa this weekend due to inconsistent interpretation of the government’s new travel regulations….

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02 OctGovernment’s insurance requirements make travel impossible

During this week’s governmental briefing on the reopening of South Africa’s borders a sweeping statement was made that travellers may only…

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02 Oct4.5 million aviation jobs at stake in Africa

Iata has warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry – and on economies – by the shutdown…

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02 OctSQ restarts passenger services to SA

Singapore Airlines will restart passenger flights between Singapore and Johannesburg from October 14. The airline said in a statement that it…

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02 OctGovt ignores outbound travel

The industry has been anxiously awaiting the promised list of the countries to which South Africa will open its borders, to…

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01 OctUPDATE: Leisure travellers from key source markets banned from SA

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 30 AT 21h24: Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, issued a statement tonight clarifying that the…

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