Ethiopian introduces COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover, Sheba Comfort. The insurance cover will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 effective from 1 October 2020 until 31 of March 2021. The coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian’s international flights booked with the airline’s tickets. Sheba Comfort is part […]

Virgin Atlantic introduces on-site pre-flight Covid-19 testing trial for crew

Virgin Atlantic has introduced COVID-19 pre-flight testing at its Heathrow base for its cabin crew and pilots.  Launched on the 30th September on flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong, the airline plans to extend the trial to Barbados and select services later in October, before a wider roll out to test every operating crew at least once per month.  In partnership with GeneMe UK, official distributor of the FRANKD test, the airline trial is offering crew and pilots a rapid Point […]

Qatar extends flexible booking options

Qatar Airways is extending its commitment to offering passengers flexible booking options, now available for all tickets issued before 31 December. For passengers who would like to change their travel plans, they can: Hold their ticket value for two years  Benefit from unlimited date changes Exchange their ticket for a future travel voucher with 10% […]

Invitation: Tourism Tuesday – Unpacking Level 1 International Travel FAQs

The reopening of South African borders on 1 October was welcomed by many, but it also saw the onset of many questions raised around the travel regulations in relation to Level 1. ASATA has since compiled an online FAQ to answer your most pressing questions around the Level 1 travel regulations, where possible. These questions are […]