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Cape Town International Airport expansion

Cape Town International Airport has moved the valet parking area to make way for new developments at the airport. Valet parking will move from the ground floor in Parkade 2 to level one in Parkade 1. Once the ground floor of Parkade 2 has been cleared, work will commence in the area to make way…
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Airlines suspend mainland China services

Airlines have updated their travel restrictions following the decision to declare the new coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The following airlines have suspended selected services to China: British Airways has suspended its Beijing and Shanghai flights with immediate effect until February 29. Flights to and from Hong…
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WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency, but still has faith in China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency of international concern. In a press briefing following a meeting of the WHO’s international health regulations emergency committee, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, its director-general, said the declaration was not a lack of faith in China. “Let me be clear: This…
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SAA cancels more flights for the month of February 2020

SAA will cancel selected domestic, regional and international flights on current forward bookings for the month of February.   The airline is implementing cost reduction measures and this includes the scrapping of flights where there is low demand. SAA says it will accommodate all affected customers on alternative flights. All cancelled flights can be viewed below.…
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Czech embassy: standard Schengen visas no longer processed

The embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria will no longer accept standard Schengen visa applications once the amendment to the visa code takes effect on February 2. Visa applications will only be accepted if submitted through VFS Visa Centres in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Gaborone. The option to accept visa applications for…
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Coronavirus and travel insurance – what’s covered?

As concern about the coronavirus – which has now spread to 15 countries – increases, TIC offers the following information on what is covered for travel insurance claims relating to the virus. Sales and marketing manager, Simmy Micheli, says all TIC policy-holders are fully covered for emergency medical and related expenses should the traveller contract the…
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Thrilling 1.2km ride on world’s longest zipline over the ocean in Mossel Bay

The world’s longest over-ocean zipline in Mossel Bay, 384km from Cape Town, is a must for adrenaline junkies not afraid of hurtling through space at 80km/h. Costing R450 for the experience, the thrilling 1.2km ride – from the top of the rocky cliffs above the Point to the landing platform 1 100 metres below – has at…
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South Africans to pay more for Schengen Visa

South Africans will as from next month pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 when applying for a Schengen Visa from South Africa. The increase also affects children, who will now have to pay €40 instead of €35, as it is currently. South Africans will also be subjected to several changes in terms of…
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Chinese cities in lockdown as coronavirus spreads

Three Chinese cities are now in lockdown as authorities attempt to limit the spread of a deadly coronavirus. A total of 20 million people are believed to have been impacted by the decision, with a number of major public events also cancelled. Authorities banned transport links from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, on Thursday,…
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Facial Recognition for Global Entry Gaining Popularity

Global Entry has slowly but surely been getting a technological upgrade that is making the popular travel program even quicker to use at airports. Facial recognition has been added to the Global Entry program at 15 airports in the U.S. and overseas, allowing international travelers to navigate re-entry at a much faster pace. Global Entry…
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