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Update to Tanzania entry requirements
06th May 2021
A travel advisory was issued on the official Government’s Twitter page for the Republic of Tanzania (linked to the Ministry of Health website) today, 4 May 2021.Entry requirements for South Africans to note include:Travellers will need to complete a traveller's surveillance form 24 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania. A negative COVID test upon arrival needs to be presented (based...
Mango Airline: Statement by Airports Company South Africa
28th April 2021
Airports Company South Africa can confirm as reported earlier today that it had suspended Mango Airlines from using its airports due to outstanding debt.Airports Company South Africa has since lifted the suspension on Mango Airline with immediate effect. This follows negotiations that were entered into earlier between the two entities.The airline has made part payment today (Wednesday) towards...
Mango Airlines - Update directly from the airline
28th April 2021
As per the Mango Facebook page this morning:"Dear Guests,Mango Airlines apologises for this morning’s flight interruptions and delays.We are currently working on a solution and will be back at the counters and hope to clear the delays as soon possible.We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused."Flight Centre Travel Experts are in contact with affected customers to assist with their...
Update: Mango flights to Zanzibar
26th April 2021
Mango Airlines has confirmed that passengers holding a ticket to Zanzibar, or passengers transiting through Zanzibar, will be allowed to board the Johannesburg to Zanzibar flight scheduled for departure on Tuesday 27 April 2021.However passengers will need to book a return flight on an alternative carrier.27 April departure on Mango Airlines JNB-ZNZCommunication from Mango Airlines has advised...
Mango suspends flights to Zanzibar
26th April 2021
Mango Airlines has issued a communication advising its passengers against travel to Zanzibar, should you not be travelling one way, i.e. if you have an upcoming return flight with Mango. Mango will temporarily seize operations to Zanzibar at midnight on 25 April 2021.Flight Centre Travel Experts are in contact with affected customers to assist with their bookings. All concerned customers can also...
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP STATEMENT MANGO AIRLINES
23rd April 2021
Flight Centre Travel Group has noted communication in the media regarding Mango Airlines preparing to enter business rescue and pause operations, effective 1 May 2021.According to a leaked document, the Department of Public Enterprises has been asked to consider putting Mango Airlines into business rescue if it fails to obtain R2.7bn in funds for the airline by the end of April.The Flight Centre...
TRAVEL SURVEY SHOWS HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE WAY SOUTH AFRICANS TRAVEL
10th March 2021
Travellers won’t book without flexible Ts & Cs and health and safety protocols in place, with the majority saying they want to travel internationally in 2021JOHANNESBURG, 9 MARCH 2021 – A recent survey conducted by the Flight Centre Travel Group shows how COVID-19 has changed how South Africans travel. Most survey respondents stated that they still want to travel internationally in 2021,...
South Africa moves to alert level one
01st March 2021
President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERESouth Africa will move to alert level one on 28 February 2021. Curfew will be in place between 00:00 midnight and 04:00 am. The 20 land borders reopened remain fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed. International air travel will only be permitted from OR Tambo...
South Africa reopens 20 land borders
16th February 2021
South Africa will remain at adjusted alert level three until further notice with the reopening of 20 land borders. The 20 land borders which were partially operational will now be fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed. Further information regarding the land borders that have reopened can be found HEREInternational air travel remains limited...
Flight Centre South Africa expands popular moneyback guarantee on all domestic accommodation bookings
09th February 2021
The Flight Centre Travel Group, South Africa's largest travel company, has expanded their popular Moneyback Guarantee to all their local holiday packages, offering South Africans greater peace of mind when booking their domestic holiday."We wanted to see how we could offer our customers even more flexibility and assurance when it comes to booking their travel in these highly unusual times,” says...

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