Date of issue: 12 March South African Airways (SAA) has advised that due to the COVID-19, the airline will allow one free change on SAA operated flights subject to the conditions below: • Travel itinerary must include travel between the following: o JNB-JFK & JNB-IAD o JNB-FRA & JNB-MUC o JNB-LON Click here to read […]
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On 12 March 2020 the Ministry of Health confirmed an additional four confirmed cases of Coronavirus in South Africa bringing the total number of people infected to 17. The ministry also announced the first case of local transmission which occurred in the Free State. According to the ministry, the 32-year-old male came into contact with […]
There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak – no more so than when it comes to travel plans. Based on information from expert sources (including WHO, NICD, International SOS, SATSA, ASATA, and TIC Travel Consultants) and our consumer champions, ASATA has compiled FAQs to have some of your […]
Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said: “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Pandemic […]
The World Health organisation has introduced a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard. This interactive dashboard/map provides the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. Click here to access the dashboard.
On 11 March the Ministry of Health issued the following statement: The Minister of Health wishes to inform the public that 6 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. This takes the total number of coronavirus positive patients in South Africa to 13. Gauteng Cases: A 33-year-old female who had travelled to Italy and returned […]
A number of international airlines, including British Airways, Qatar and Emirates, are now offering consumers free cancellations or flight changes in light of coronavirus. Read the full article here.
With an increasing number of countries reporting new incidents of the COVID-19 coronavirus every day, it’s difficult to predict where it will appear next. What is certain, though, is that it’s causing disruption for business travellers. Click here to read the full article.
The World Health Organisation has released its latest Situation Report. The Highlights of this report includes: • 3 new countries/territories/areas (Bangladesh, Albania and Paraguay) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. • WHO continues to support Samoa and Tokelau with preparations for COVID19. • WHO Operations Supply and Logistics (OSL) continues to […]
Travellers are wise to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak seriously, but there are a handful of facts to consider before cancelling any travel plans or ruling out travel entirely. Click here to read the full article.