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The EU takes Southern African countries off the no-travel list

On January 11, 2022 / The EU takes Southern African countries off the no-travel list / Leave a comment

The EU has agreed to take southern African countries off its no-travel list, as omicron cases in the European bloc soar. Travelers coming from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will still have to show negative PCR tests taken no more than 72 hours earlier, in line with rules for most other...

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Digital vaccination certificates to simplify travel

On November 24, 2021 / Digital vaccination certificates to simplify travel / Leave a comment

One of the main purposes of introducing a vaccination certificate is to provide travellers with ease-of-access when crossing borders or passing through security checkpoints, instead of being subjected to long waiting periods and bouts of quarantine. The authentication of physical vaccination cards has proven to be time-consuming and could create congestion at airports, especially when...

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Qantas returns to South Africa in January

On October 27, 2021 / Qantas returns to South Africa in January / Leave a comment

Qantas will reconnect Johannesburg and Sydney with three flights a week from January 5, three months earlier than scheduled. The airline’s earlier comeback is due to changes in Australian travel restrictions and the removal of quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers. Qantas’ return is marked by an acceleration in their timeline; with them resuming normal...

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