ASATA Live: Webinar with ASATA CEO and Legal Advisor on agency support for COVID-19

ASATA CEO Otto de Vries and Legal Advisor Elizabeth de Stadler (Novation Consulting) hosted a webinar on ASATA’s support for its members as the COVID-19 situation evolves.  Among those topics discussed were: ASATA FAQs Workforce Advice Government Lobbying Supplier Lobbying ASATA Coronavirus Microsite We would further encourage you to share any pressing questions you have to contribute to our FAQ to […]

Updates Related to IATA Billing & Settlement Plan (BSP)

Dear Agent, As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Travel Agent associations and individual Agents have approached IATA, to request special consideration with regards to extending the Remittance calendar and flexibility with taking Default action. IATA acknowledges that our Industry is facing very a turbulent time, which will become more challenging with […]

International SOS Advises Businesses To Defer All Non-Essential International Travel

17 March 2020, London. International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security services company, is currently advising businesses to defer all non-essential international travel due to the impacts of COVID-19. This is the first time in its 35-year history that International SOS has recommended this action. Mick Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Security Services at International […]

SAA flight cancellations


Global air travel demand has plummeted over the past three weeks. In line with global trends, SAA has taken a decision to reduce its capacity until the 31st of March 2020. Please click here to view the flights affected and the re-accommodation policy attributed to these cancellations.

Your Coronavirus Outbreak Travel Questions Answered

ASATA is monitoring this continually evolving situation and committed to bringing you the latest and most pertinent updates and advice. The health, safety and security of our members, employees and all travellers is our highest priority. It should be emphasised that South Africa is at the beginning of the epidemiological curve. The situation is going […]

COVID-19 : What are your questions?

ASATA would like to encourage you to share any pressing questions you have surrounding COVID-19 to contribute to our FAQ. This will assist all colleagues in the industry, as well as advise on how else we can best support you at this difficult time. You can share your questions here

COVID-19: Latest confirmed cases

Covid-19 confirmed cases

As of 18 March 2020, South Africa has 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from the announcement made on 17 March. The details of the cases are as follows: GAUTENG: 16 -A 25 year old male who travelled to the UK -A 45 year […]

Department of Transport gazettes new cruising regulations

The Department of Transport has gazetted new regulations for the cruising industry. The new regulations stipulate, among others, that embarkation and disembarkation of passengers is suspended on all sea ports until further notice unless under the following circumstances: disembarkation of a returning South African citizen and a permanent resident. embarkation of a departing foreign national. emergency […]