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    • President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement last night (Wednesday, September 16) that South Africa will open its borders for international flights on October 1. The opening of borders will be based on certain restrictions and those countries with high infection rates may be prevented from entering South Africa. Ramaphosa said a list of the countries that fell into the high-risk [...]

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      Covid test in progress In September, when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that international travel would be allowed, there was a stipulation that to travel into and out of South Africa, travellers would need to present a negative COVID polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result, not older than 72 hours. Travel News was told by an agent on the COVID-19 Public Hotline [...]

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      Make your Cruise Booking now for 2021 Its now the time to save with your Cruise bookings. They free changes to ensure clients gets the peace of mind. While many cruise lines won’t resume their itineraries until next year, forward bookings for cruises indicate that there is still strong demand for both river and ocean cruises, and some cruises are already booked out. A well known Cruise [...]

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      Keeping you safe while you travel

      EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TRAVEL SUPPLIERS ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE FOR A CLEAN GETAWAY. Here are some of the ways in which travel suppliers, in general, have revised their travel protocols during the Covid-19 epidemic.  If you are interested in how any specific supplier is managing their protocols, please let us know and we will be more than happy to send this information to you.[...]

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      MSC Cruises Dec 2020 - Mar 2021:

      For bookings please contact: heidi@travelabout.co.za 082 869 0959 More dates and options available. Includes all meals, drinks are sold separately Rates are subject to change and availability. 2 Adults sharing: 21 Dec 2020: 5 nights, Durban, Maputo, Portuguese, Pomene, Durban, 1 x inside cabin for 2 adults : R 21 190 per cabin 26 Dec 2020: 14 nights, Durban > Portuguese[...]

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      SOUTH AFRICA: No more travel red list South Africa will be allowing tourists from all countries across its borders under an upcoming amendment to Level 1 rules, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday, ending the red-list system.This is however subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative COVID-19 certificate.Late on Wednesday, co-operative governance and[...]

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      Repatriation flights explained

      Repatriation flights So, repatriation flights does not have to be a daunting task and you do not have to struggling on your own. Please see step by step below. So, I deal with clients on a daily bases that are frustrated with the process and not sure what to do. Many people are trying to get home to their loved once or trying to get back to work. Let Travel About take the hassle of the back[...]

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      Covid-19 High Risk Countries Here follow the High Risk Countries for traveling to and from South Africa. South Africa’s borders will reopen on October 1 for inbound international travel, except for leisure travelers from a group of countries classed ‘high risk’. The list contains many of South Africa’s most significant source markets, such as UK, US, France, Portugal, Brazil and [...]

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      South African Travel Restrictions simplified

      Here is the South African Travel restrictions explained. The first thing to know is that ANY South African citizen or permanent resident, currently residing (or stuck) in any part of the world will be allowed access back to South Africa, as long as they adhere to the entry requirements set out by our government.  (See below) Next to note is the list of high-risk countries (or Red [...]

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      From 01 October Passengers travelling from South Africa must undergo a COVID-19 test prior to travelling. Passengers are required to carry a COVID-19 negative test certificate when travelling. Verification of the COVID- 19 negative PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure will be managed by the airport team as part of documentation checks at the time of flight [...]

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      Updated high risk countries list updated :19 Oct 20

      The countries identified as high risk countries as updated on 19 October 2020, are as follows ArgentinaBangladeshBelgiumBrazilCanadaChileColombiaFranceGermanyIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqItalyMexicoNetherlandsPeruPhilippinesRussiaSpainUnited KingdomUSA Source: http://www.dha.gov.za/ Anyone travelling from a high-risk country with proof that they have spent 10 or more days in a [...]

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      What countries can South Africans travel to now?

      Please review in the next couple of days.

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