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Air Mauritius Placed Under Voluntary Administration
26th April 2020
Air Mauritius Placed Under Voluntary AdministrationJOHANNESBURG, 25 APRIL 2020 - Flight Centre Travel Group has noted that Air Mauritius has been placed under voluntary administration as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, effective 22 April 2020.We wish to assure our customers that Flight Centre has their interests top of mind and is investigating the potential impact.The world of aviation is...
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS "SAA" UPDATE
23rd April 2020
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS "SAA" UPDATE - 23 APRIL 2020The most recent request for a further bailout made by South African Airways "SAA" has been declined by Government. We have included a FAQ summary below to guide and assist you with any questions you may have surrounding SAA.Your dedicated Travel Expert remains available to you should you have any questions surrounding a future travel booking made...
Air Mauritius placed under voluntary administration - FAQ
22nd April 2020
Air Mauritius placed under voluntary administration - FAQIt has been announced today that Air Mauritius has been placed under voluntary administration. We will proactively communicate with our customers as soon as further information becomes available. We have included a short FAQ summary below to assist and guide you with any questions you may have at this time.Your dedicated Travel Expert...
Air Mauritius Press Release
22nd April 2020
The Board of Directors of Air Mauritius Limited met today 22nd April 2020 to take cognizance of the latest financial status of the Company in light of the recent developments worldwide relating to the COVID-19 crisis.It was noted that, in January 2020, the Board had set up a Transformation Steering Committee with a view to addressing the financial difficulties of the Company and to reviewing its...
South Africa to enter Nationwide lockdown
26th March 2020
South Africa to enter Nationwide lockdown A nationwide lockdown in South Africa will come into effect as of midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020. All international and domestic flights are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of the country of origin. Airlines have adjusted their schedules and capacity to ensure that flights arrive and depart prior to the lockdown coming into effect. A...
South Africa – COVID-19 update
20th March 2020
France and Switzerland have been added to South Africa’s travel ban list.In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, South Africa has added France and Switzerland to the list of high-risk countries for which travel bans have been issued.The countries were added to a list in a travel advisory issued by the Department of International Relations & Co-operation on Tuesday (March 18). Currently,...
FLIGHT CENTRE UPDATE: MAURITIUS, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CLOSE THEIR BORDERS
19th March 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 19 MARCH 2020 – Flight Centre would like to advise their customers that Mauritius, Australia and New Zealand have become the latest countries to close their borders to foreign visitors.Effective 19 March 2020, Mauritius will close its borders to all foreign nationals. Three people in the country have tested positive for COVID-19. All passengers, including transits, will not be...
Australia closes borders to foreign nationals - effective 20 March 2020
19th March 2020
Australia has taken the decision to close their borders to all foreign travellers as of  21:00pm AEDT on20 March 2020 (13:00pm RSA time). The travel ban comes into effect for non-citizens and non-residents.Australians will still be able to return from overseas but they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Australia.  New Zealand closes borders to foreign...
New visa requirements for high-risk countries
18th March 2020
Six high-risk countries – which, to date have enjoyed visa-free entry into South Africa – will now be required to apply for visas.They are Italy, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. The decision has been made to control movement in and out of South Africa as an active measure to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on...
The Government of Botswana implements new measures in relation to travel and the COVID-19 outbreak
17th March 2020
17 March 2020Kenya implements travel ban.The Kenyan government announced the travel ban following confirmation of three cases of COVID-19 in the country. Entry for people coming from any country with reported COVID-19 cases, including South Africa, is not permitted.Only Kenyan citizens and foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to enter, provided they proceed to self-quarantine...

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