COVID-19: More countries impose travel ban

Chile, Argentina, the Philippines and Egypt are among the latest countries to close their borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Egypt suspended all flights into and out of the country’s airports from noon yesterday (March 19), Prime Minister Mostafa...

SAA cuts regional, international flights

SAA has suspended all regional flights and international flights, until May 31. This is to support the government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of Covid-19, the airline said in a statement. Regional flights suspended are Accra (Ghana), Lusaka (Zambia),...

Mauritius closes borders

Mauritius has closed its borders to all foreign nationals, including South Africans, effective March 19, 20h00 GMT. The Prime Minister of Mauritius confirmed this Wednesday, March 18 that three people tested positive for Covid-19. All passengers, including transit,...

Border posts closed

In a statement on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that 35 South African ports of entry would be closed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There will be no travel in or out of the borders of Lesotho, eSwatini, Mozambique,...

Emirates and Emirates Skywards offers amid coronavirus outbreak

Emirates introduced a waiver policy for all booked tickets issued from March 7 until March 31, 2020. This will allow customers across its network the choice of changing their travel dates without change and reissuance fees. Customers can change their booking to any...