Repatriation of South Africans

ASATA has received credible information regarding the repatriation of South Africans. Unfortunately, the travel industry cannot provide direct help to South Africans abroad who are trying to return home. As travel agents, we need to advise our customers to contact their nearest South African Embassy, Consulate or High Commission abroad, in order to be added […]

DHA: Temporary Measures to deal with immigration issues during the national lockdown

The Department of Home Affairs has outlined temporary measures which are in place to address immigration matters during the lockdown period. The temporary measures were introduced after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on 15 March 2020 and, subsequently, a national lockdown from 27 March, extended until end of April 2020, to […]

Etihad Airways advises on operational status and outlines re-start plans

Etihad Airways has provided an update on its current and planned operations as COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place around the world. Subject to UAE government imposed travel restrictions being lifted on passenger travel, Etihad plans to operate a reduced network of scheduled passenger services from 1 May to 30 June, with the aim of […]

Emirates becomes first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers

Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers. The quick blood test was conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and results […]