COVID-19: Statement issued by the Government of Botswana


The Government of Botswana has been closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. In order to prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19 in Botswana, the Government of Botswana in line with the Public Health Act 2013 is implementing the following measures:1. Travel a) All […]

ASATA calls for calm as travel industry faces an unprecedented crisis

Travel industry

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has called for calm as the travel industry faces an unprecedented crisis following the recent announcement of travel restrictions imposed by the government. “In what can be described as one of the biggest crises the South African travel industry has ever experienced, it is crucial for calm […]

SAA will allow one free change of booking for tickets


South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers one free change in reservations on selected international routes to be used for travel on or before 30 September 2020. SAA will allow one free change of booking for tickets issued between 13 March to 30 April 2020 for travel on these selected routes and without penalty or […]

Additional travel restrictions to Mauritius

Air Mauritius

With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic to an increasing number of countries, Mauritian authorities have extended travel restrictions to Mauritius as follows: Effective as from 20H00 GMT (00H00 local time) today Monday 16 MAR 2020 and applicable until 30-Mar-2020, “Any foreign national having resided in or with a history of travel to and from […]

ACSA statement on mitigation response to COVID-19


In support of President Ramaphosa’s declaration of Covid-19 as a national disaster and to safeguard all South Africans, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has intensified its coordinated response to help mitigate the spread of the virus at all its airports.   The intensified precautionary measures are aligned to the standards and protocols provided by the World […]

Coronavirus: How do I protect myself?

Protect myself

Individuals working within the travel and tourism sectors need to ensure they are safeguarding themselves against contracting the virus. ASATA has compiled some basic and effective measures to protect against infection. Click here to access the infographic.