Month: September 2020

Here is the list of high risk countries that won’t be allowed to visit South Africa

South Africa will open its international borders for the first time in over six months on Thursday (1 October) as part of the country’s move to a level 1 lockdown. International Relations and cooperation minister Naledi Pandor said in a media briefing on Wednesday that the country’s infections rate has gone down and the country…
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September 30, 2020 0

Air travel: Return of several international airlines from October

Several international airlines have indicated a willingness to resume operations to South Africa from October. AIRLINES INDICATE A WILLINGNESS TO RESUME FLIGHTS TO SA A number of major international airlines have indicated that they will resume operations to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town from October, once the South African government has given the go-ahead. “Now…
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September 30, 2020 0

The lowdown on Covid-19 testing for international travel

If you are travelling to an international destination, Covid-19 testing is mandatory. The requirement is one of the ways the government aims to curb the spread of the virus. Here’s the lowdown on Covid-19 testing for international travel: The testAccording to a representative at the COVID-19 Public Hotline, travellers will need to visit their doctor…
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September 30, 2020 0

South Africa about to reopen — but not to everyone

South Africa plans to begin a gradual and cautious resumption to opening its borders to international travel on Oct. 1. President Cyril Ramaphosa warned, however, that travel may be limited to countries that do not have high infection and transmission rates. The list of permitted and prohibited countries has yet to be released. For those…
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September 28, 2020 0

Emirates 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. The schedule for those routes is still unknown, pending the SA government’s disclosure of the conditions applying to the entry of passengers from a list of different countries. It also announced the reopening of…
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September 28, 2020 0

Virgin stretches loyalty rules

Virgin Atlantic has extended its Flying Club tier status and benefits by a further six months, and has introduced tier points for redemption flights, according to a press release. After automatically extending loyalty status in March, with all Flying Club Gold and Silver members given an extra six months’ tier status and all voucher validity…
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September 10, 2020 0

Zimbabwe opens for tourism October 1

The Zimbabwe Cabinet yesterday approved the opening of Zimbabwe’s airports for domestic traffic from tomorrow, September 10, and for international travel on October 1, according to the official Facebook page of the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services. The post says standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been put in place at International and…
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September 10, 2020 0