Let’s make 2022 the year of
exploring more, to
soar in with enthusiasm,
to make music, to be
curious again, follow
wild hearts, ignite
that spark again
and just live!
Israel – reopens to foreign nationals from Jan 9, unbans SA
Singapore – has eased restrictions for 10 African countries, incl. SA. Arrivals from these countries must take a PCR test within two days prior to departure & take another test before the end of their 10-day isolation in Singapore.
Brazil – updates travel requirements. Travel from South Africa to Brazil is still not permitted.
US – The US CDC has added eight destinations to its highest-risk category for travel, ‘Level 4’. They are Spain, Bonaire, Chad, Finland, Gibraltar, Lebanon, Monaco & San Marion
New Zealand – delays border reopening. Travellers returning to the country must take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours before travel, rather than 72 hours & the government is temporarily lengthening time in quarantine from seven to ten days
UAE – announced a ban on unvaccinated citizens travelling abroad from Jan 10. Fully vaccinated citizens will also require a booster shot to be eligible to travel
Mauritius – extends the travel ban on all commercial flights to & from SA from Jan 1 to Jan 31
Zambia – now open to SAs. All travellers now only need a negative PCR test certificate obtained in the 72 hours before departure. Vaccination is recommended but is not a requirement.
Qantas has released the news that its first flight from JHB to Sydney will take place on Thurs, Jan 6
No KQ-SAA merger on the cards! There are no plans to merge SAA and Kenya Airways says SAA spokesperson, Vimla Maistry
The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has issued an air operator’s certificate to Norse Atlantic Airways. The new airline is on track to start transatlantic flights in spring 2022
Swan Hellenic has seen new ship SH Minerva leave Ushuaia on her maiden expedition cruise of the Antarctic. She has set sail on a 9-day NY celebration of discovery. A whole new unique experience for travellers, taking them to see what others don’t in exceptional comfort & style
AirAsia Group has signalled it expects a strong rebound in air travel across SE Asia in the coming months as the budget carrier raises $233 million from a rights issue. The funding will provide strong liquidity for the airline to ramp up operations through next year.
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