Effective 19 March 2020, Mauritius will close its borders to all foreign nationals. Three people in the country have tested positive for COVID-19. All passengers, including transits, will not be permitted to enter the country for a period of 14 days.
Australia has taken the decision to close their borders to all foreign travellers as of 21:00pm AEDT on 20 March 2020 (13:00pm RSA time). The travel ban comes into effect for non-citizens and non-residents.
Six high-risk countries – which, to date have enjoyed visa-free entry into South Africa – will now be required to apply for visas. They are Italy, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Kenyan government announced the travel ban following confirmation of three cases of COVID-19 in the country. Entry for people coming from any country with reported COVID-19 cases, including South Africa, is not permitted.
Batswana and residents returning from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine as per protocol. Issuance of Visa at Ports of entry and at all Embassies for any person from high-risk areas is suspended with immediate effect.
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Covid-19 update: Travel bans, schools and border posts shut down as SA ramps up virus response
South Africa will enter alert level one as of midnight, 20 September 2020. There will be a gradual easing of restrictions placed on international travel for business and leisure purposes as of 1 October 2020.
Government is expected to announce a number of drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in South Africa – including the possible introduction of a travel ban.
Re-booking and Re-routing will be made without any charge for different booking classes only if the new destination is in the same IATA region and in the same cabin providing that the tickets are reissued
The United Arab Emirates and Qatar have announced restrictions on visas, as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. The UAE will suspend visa issuance starting March 17
Corporate Traveller is closely monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the impact on business travellers - keep up-to-date with the latest news during this active situation.