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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20 MarUrgent Emergency Support Requested for Airlines

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East, as part of…

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20 MarSA’s aviation losses could reach $1.2bn

Aviation industry disruption from COVID-19 could result in a loss of six million passengers and US$1.2bn loss in base revenues in…

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20 MarAustralia and New Zealand shut borders

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, New Zealand and Australian governments have issued travel bans on all foreign…

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20 MarMauritius lockdown – the latest

Following the news that Mauritius has closed its borders as of today, March 19, for 14 days, airlines and tour operators…

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19 MarGovernment clarifies position on visas from high-risk countries

The Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified that travellers from the 10 identified high-risk countries that have been restricted from travelling…

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19 MarMauritius closes borders

Mauritius has closed its borders to all foreign nationals, including South Africans, effective March 19, 20h00 GMT. The Prime Minister of…

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19 MarWithdrawal of Visa Exemptions for Travellers from Covid-19 High and Medium Risk Countries

Dr PA Motsoaledi, MP, South African Minister of Home Affairs recently issued a statement for the Withdrawal of Visa Exemptions for…

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19 MarGovernment Gazette Update

An important update to the South African Government Gazette. Click here to view.

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18 MarNew visa requirements for high-risk countries

Six high-risk countries – which, to date have enjoyed visa-free entry into South Africa – will now be required to apply…

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18 MarBorder Air closure

Border Air has closed and will reopen Thursday March 19. Helena Maxwell, commercial manager at the representation company, told eTNW it…

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