Department of Home Affairs Gazette

National Lockdown No foreigner may be issued with a visa for purposes of travel into the Republic, and no person will be allowed entry into, or transit through, or departure from, the Republic

Qantas flight credit extension

From today, anyone holding a Qantas ticket for travel before 31 July 2020 can cancel their booking and hold their ticket in credit for future travel. Agents will need to cancel any bookings by 30 April 2020. Your customer’s ticket can be held in credit, but must be rebooked, ticket reissued, and all travel completed […]

Government issues Transport Gazettes for COVID-19 lockdown

The South African Government has issued its Government Gazettes detailing the extraordinary measures that will take priority during the announced national lockdown. The Gazettes include: Air Services Public Transport Services Cross-border Road Transport Railway Operations The Ministry of Transport announced last night that all international and domestic passenger flights are prohibited irrespective of the risk […]

Air Seychelles suspends international flights temporarily

Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles has today announced that the airline has suspended all flights across its regional network due the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision taken follows intensified travel advisories, national lockdowns and closures at ports of entry within the Indian Ocean, South Africa, India as well as in the Seychelles, in an effort […]

FlySafair suspends all operations during national lockdown


In accordance with the directive from the president, our final flight was operated on, 25 March, with the aim to start up again on Monday, 20 April 2020. While we respect that lockdown only starts on Thursday, we have to execute certain maintenance activities on our aircraft to put them into storage before our technicians […]

Comair operations to remain closed during national lockdown


Message from Comair’s CEO 24 March 2020 Dear Comair Customers, We are being confronted by one of the most devastating global pandemics in modern times, COVID-19. Globally as well as locally, our industry is severely affected by this disaster and it certainly has put a huge strain on our operations and how we serve our customers. On […]

Gautrain services suspended during national lockdown


Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement of a national lockdown in an effort to combat the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, has subsequently announced that all commuter rail services will shut down for the duration of the lockdown. This includes all Metrorail and Gautrain services. In full compliance […]

Kenya Airways suspends all international flights

Kenya Airways

Government of Kenya has issued a directive that requires all incoming and outgoing international passenger traffic to and from Kenya to cease from midnight on 25th March 2020. To comply with this directive, Kenya Airways have therefore temporarily suspended all international services effective midnight 25th March 2020 until 6th April 2020. This Agents Notice supersedes Agents […]

Blue Train suspends services in response to Covid-19

Blue Train

The Blue Train has announced the suspension of its services, effective immediately, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension, which will be in effect until 30 April 2020, comes after a risk assessment done by the operations team early this week. The Blue Train is one of South Africa’s luxury trains owned by Transnet […]