Middle East carrier, Emirates Airlines has pushed back the expected date for the resumption of flights from South Africa yet again.
Emirates Airlines has still not restarted its flights from South Africa despite resuming flights to other African countries.
The Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways will reinstate flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban from 13 January.
Qatar Airways has again extended its flight ban on passengers departing from several Southern African states.
Qatar Airways had announced recently that it has opted to resume flights to and from South Africa – but the airline has made a U-turn
Qatar Airways will again accept South African-based passengers on its flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town as from 12 December.
In a recent statement, Australia’s national carrier said it would not be resuming flights between Sydney and Johannesburg until April next year.
Virgin Atlantic Airlines will resume scheduled passenger flights to South Africa later this month.
While several countries in Europe are beginning to lift COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the peak summer tourism, Portugal has extended its entry ban on countries with high infection rates.
South Africa is becoming even more cut off from the outside world with a growing number of airlines no longer operating passenger flights to and from the country.
In yet another snag for international travel, Emirates has called off flights to South Africa in compliance with the travel ban imposed on the country by UAE authorities.
The UK-based airline has announced it is scrapping all flights to South Africa until mid-April.
Nervous about the new virus strains, the country will ban flights from South Africa, the UK and several other destinations for one month.