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Nigeria Places Travel Restrictions on South Africans to Curb New COVID Variant

Passengers travelling from South Africa to Nigeria will be subject to strict regulations effective from Monday 28 December 2020. The latest travel restrictions follow the discovery of 501.V2, a mutation of Covid-19 which is more contagious than…

South Africa to Make COVID-19 Screening Easier for Travellers

The Department of Health plans to launch a new digital screening pilot project which will allow travellers to complete a required travel health questionnaire (THQ) on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry. The move…

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg Flights

Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg flights on 17 December 2020, using its sole B777-200ER. The 4,511-kilometre route currently has no direct competition and is operated twice-weekly with an elapsed time of six hours in both…

All the Countries That Have Banned South African Flights, Or May Soon, Due to the New Corona Variant

Several countries have imposed travel bans on South Africa after a new, potentially more infectious SARS-CoV-2 mutation was confirmed. The 501.v2 variant has been identified in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and along the Garden Route.…

British Airways Reopens Domestic Flights in South Africa

Comair has opened bookings for domestic British Airways flights in South Africa. The airline said it plans to begin serving all the domestic British Airways’ routes it previously operated from 9 December. Comair said that regional services…