EU lifts ban!!

EU lifts ban!!

This was now the time to get back to rebuilding what was left of the sector, said industry leaders who welcomed the announcement on Monday (December 10) that the European Union had decided to lift its travel ban against South Africa. But, it was also clear that much...
Turkey reopens to South Africans

Turkey reopens to South Africans

Turkish Airlines’ Cape Town office has informed the trade that travellers from South Africa, or those who have been in South Africa in the 14 days prior to travel, may once again enter Turkey. All passengers arriving in Turkey must have completed a Passenger Locator...
Israel now welcomes the world

Israel now welcomes the world

Fully vaccinated international travellers from anywhere in the world, including South Africans, are able to travel to Israel again, effective January 9. This follows the country scrapping its ‘red list’ of countries on January 7. It also means that arrivals from the...
Seychelles begins contactless screening

Seychelles begins contactless screening

A brand-new biometric corridor for traveller health screening has been installed at Seychelles International Airport, making the country only the second in the world after the UAE to use walk-through biometrics. The ‘bio-corridor’ identifies the individual traveller...
Hooray! Mauritius is open!

Hooray! Mauritius is open!

Just as abruptly as it slammed the door on Southern Africans on November 26, Mauritius has suddenly lifted the Covid-related travel ban on travellers from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, with effect from...
France drops ‘scarlet red’ category for SA

France drops ‘scarlet red’ category for SA

South Africa has been removed from France’s scarlet red list. The ‘scarlet red’ category – one level higher than its red list category – was introduced by France early in December and included Mauritius (which was subsequently taken off the list on December 8) and...