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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01 Oct‘Weaker than expected recovery for aviation’ – Iata

Iata has downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the…

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29 SepEthiopian to resume Vic Falls route

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The flights will resume on October 6, with further…

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29 SepWTTC report reveals road to recovery

The public and private sectors need to work together to recover the millions of jobs that have been impacted, rebuild traveller…

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28 SepClosed borders hammer impoverished communities

Every day that South Africa keeps its borders closed, albeit partially, the effects are felt by communities dependent on tourism for…

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28 Sep‘Quarantine would destroy Mauritius tourism’

While Mauritius has announced that its borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents and long-stay tourists from October 1, a…

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28 SepTourism Recovery Tracker launched

UNWTO has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism, as growing numbers of countries around the world ease…

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28 SepEmirates starts its Southern Africa comeback

Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from October 1 and to Durban from October 4….

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28 SepAir Namibia in government bailout talks

Air Namibia has said it is negotiating a state bailout after it reportedly requires USD11.6 million to restart the airline due…

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23 SepFive key enablers identified for tourism recovery

Tourism stakeholders should prioritise strong private-public partnerships and speak with a unified voice if South Africa is going to reignite the…

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23 SepCOVID clause the future for T&Cs?

The African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA) has released the results of its recent survey, ‘Addressing the Future of Terms & Conditions’,…

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