Australia Reopens, But Not To South Africans

Update – breaking news – travellers from the red list of Southern African countries are to be allowed into New South Wales, effective this morning. This story is presently being updated and TN will publish a new story this morning. From 15 December, eligible visa holders, including skilled migrants and international students, as well as tourists from …

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GTA UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY ON TRAVEL

Due to accommodation and travel suppliers altering their cancellation and refund policies due to the COVID pandemic, these updates are not always sent through to Global Travel Alliance (GTA).  It is impossible for GTA to check on all these websites and therefore we advise the following: Please limit your international travel where possible for now.  …

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Morocco Extends Flight Ban

Morocco has extended the current suspension of all flights and ferries into the country until December 31, according to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The country initially put the travel ban in place on November 29 until December 13 in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant. Source: https://www.ttgmedia.com/news

Backtrack! SAs blocked from departing on QR

In a shocking reversal, Qatar Airways posted a notice on its website on Saturday, December 11, saying that with immediate effect, the carrier would no longer accept passengers travelling from five Southern African countries into its global network. It was only this past Thursday, December 9, when QR sent out a release saying it would accept outbound passengers …

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Sri Lanka lifts Southern Africa Ban

Sri Lanka’s travel restrictions for fully vaccinated arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Eswatini have been removed with immediate effect, Nation.lk reports. Children under 12 years old do not need to test for COVID-19 before departure. Older travellers must still carry negative PCR test results done within 72 hours of departure. If …

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