Home Affairs elaborates on priority services offered during adjusted alert level 3 of lockdown

Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi on 12 January held a media briefing, elaborating on Home Affairs priority services to be offered during COVID-19 adjusted alert level 3 of lockdown. The Minister expanded on the regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 11 January, which included the closing of the country’s 20 land borders, and added that Home […]

Mauritius launches COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Mauritius has launched a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which aims at achieving herd immunity for its population. Until then quarantine requirements are being maintained for all visitors entering the country. Strict sanitary measures are also being maintained as a national priority, so that the country remains ‘COVID-Safe’ for its population as well as for visitors. […]

Airlink keeps Southern Africa connected

Although South Africa’s land borders are closed until at least mid-February, Airlink continues to serve Southern Africa’s main commercial centres with its comprehensive flight schedule and air route network. South Africa’s decision to close its 20 land borders for all but emergency and exceptional travel, comes as countries across the region continue with efforts to […]

Passenger demand recovery grinds to a halt in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020. African airlines’ traffic sank 76.7% in November, little changed from a 77.2% drop in October, but the best performance among the regions. Capacity contracted 63.7%, […]

National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles

Seychelles has launched its national COVID-19 Immunization Campaign on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Being one of the first countries in Africa to start a COVID-19 national vaccination programme, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 70% of the over 18 years of age population in order to achieve herd immunity. The President […]