More passport applications allowed

The Department of Home Affairs has announced on its Facebook page, additional categories of passport applications that will be accepted at its offices during lockdown. The categories are for applications by citizens: who need to take up employment abroad.who need to...

SAA Voyager Miles: what happens next?

With uncertainty over SAA’s future, and Voyager Miles redemptions suspended, both agents and Voyager members are unsure of what will happen to the Miles. Voyager members received communication on May 9, stating that there would be a temporary redemption restriction...

Emirates covers customers’ COVID-19 expenses

Emirates will cover medical expenses of up to €150 000 (R2,9m) and quarantine costs of €100 (R1 900) per day for 14 days, for passengers diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home, according to a press release from the airline. This...

Airlink adjusts flight times

Airlink will adjust departure times for the Johannesburg-Cape Town and Johannesburg-Port Elizabeth routes from July 27, according to a communication sent to travel trade partners. The JNB-CPT service will depart at 07h10 and arrive in Cape Town at 09h20. The flight...

Repatriates can now self-isolate

Travellers returning to South Africa following repatriation can apply to self-isolate at home, under certain conditions, instead of staying at state-allocated quarantine facilities. Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, introduced the new directive in...