IATA’s travel pass app will help South African travellers to digitise their COVID-19 vaccine certifications and reduce time spent at airports.
Travel options are slowly starting to increase for South Africa, with a handful of European countries now opening up borders to South Africans who have been fully vaccinated.
The optimism of Americans beginning to return to South Africa’s shores has been shortlived, with the US now advising its nationals against travel to South Africa.
DoH has since changed their minds that those wanting to travel for work, studying, or accessing medical care abroad can apply for the vaccine.
The updated lockdown Level 4 restrictions have caused confusion and chaos for travellers who are in the midst of local trips with planned journeys through Gauteng Province.
Here’s what industry experts predict the world of travel may look like in the recovery phases of the pandemic in the months to come.
After announcing the reopening of its flights from South Africa, Emirates Airlines has done a U-turn on its decision to allow SA passengers on its flights.
Mauritius will begin a phased reopening to international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from mid-July.
The Republic of Ireland has said it will soon be allowing visa-free entry to South African visitors.
The Netherlands has lifted its entry ban on passengers arriving on flights from South Africa as a result of updated travel restrictions.
Covid-19 has impacted care for animals, including a sanctuary for big cats saved from SA’s notorious captive lion breeding industry.
A member of the public has complained that his elderly mother had gone home without getting her Covid-19 jab following the tiring ordeal.
The Seychelles has updated its entry policies and will now permit entry to all travellers from South Africa.
Namibia has issued revised entry regulations for international visitors travelling to the country.
When the world switches to travel mode again, heading towards a balmy island could make for that much-needed vacation. Here’s a handy guide for South African travellers.
Surging COVID-19 infections across South Africa saw President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing revised lockdown restrictions for the country.
Good news awaits travel-starved South Africans, as the Seychelles makes moves towards a full reopening to South African nationals.
Pent-up demand for travel to South Africa is increasing in Europe following vaccination rollouts and the easing of travel restrictions.
South Africa has been nominated over the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry at the 2021 World Travel Awards.
‘Vaccines may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but we cannot be blinded by that light,’ the World Health Organisation said.
European countries can start reopening borders to fully vaccinated visitors and travellers from countries with low COVID-19 infection rates.
South Africans thinking of taking a trip to the idyllic islands of the Maldives are warned that this may not be the best time to be holidaying there.
‘We want to assure South Africans that we have not yet hit the (Covid-19) third wave however we are at risk” – DOH
Though South Africans are currently banned from entering the United Kingdom, British Airways appears set to resume flights to South Africa at the end of June.
Pandemic island escape: Zanzibar has become less accessible for South African travellers without Mango’s direct flights to the exotic island.