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TRAVEL SURVEY SHOWS HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE WAY SOUTH AFRICANS TRAVEL
10th March 2021
Travellers won’t book without flexible Ts & Cs and health and safety protocols in place, with the majority saying they want to travel internationally in 2021JOHANNESBURG, 9 MARCH 2021 – A recent survey conducted by the Flight Centre Travel Group shows how COVID-19 has changed how South Africans travel. Most survey respondents stated that they still want to travel internationally in 2021,...
South Africa moves to alert level one
01st March 2021
President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERESouth Africa will move to alert level one on 28 February 2021. Curfew will be in place between 00:00 midnight and 04:00 am. The 20 land borders reopened remain fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed. International air travel will only be permitted from OR Tambo...
South Africa reopens 20 land borders
16th February 2021
South Africa will remain at adjusted alert level three until further notice with the reopening of 20 land borders. The 20 land borders which were partially operational will now be fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed. Further information regarding the land borders that have reopened can be found HEREInternational air travel remains limited...
Flight Centre South Africa expands popular moneyback guarantee on all domestic accommodation bookings
09th February 2021
The Flight Centre Travel Group, South Africa's largest travel company, has expanded their popular Moneyback Guarantee to all their local holiday packages, offering South Africans greater peace of mind when booking their domestic holiday."We wanted to see how we could offer our customers even more flexibility and assurance when it comes to booking their travel in these highly unusual times,” says...
South Africa to ease some restrictions under adjusted alert level three
01st February 2021
President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERESouth Africa will remain at adjusted alert level three with an easing of the following restrictions:The nationwide curfew will now be in place between 11 pm and 4 am. Establishments will need to close by 10 pm in light of curfew hours.All beaches, dams, lakes, rivers, public parks and public swimming pools will now open.The sale of alcohol is...
The Flight Centre Travel Group commits to getting their stranded Emirates customers home
14th January 2021
JOHANNESBURG, 14 JANUARY 2021 – Following the announcement today that Emirates will be temporarily suspending flights to and from South Africa from 15th January until and including 28th January 2021, the Flight Centre Travel Group South Africa would like to reassure their stranded Emirates customers that they will get them home.Emirates made the unexpected announcement today that they would be...
South Africa to remain at adjusted alert level three
12th January 2021
The latest speech made by President Ramaphosa can be found HERESouth Africa will remain at adjusted alert level three until further notice.The majority of restrictions as mentioned during President Ramaphosa's speech on 28 December 2020 remain in place, with a change to curfew hours which are now 9 pm to 5 am.• Most indoor and outdoor gatherings will not be permitted. This includes social...
South Africa's land ports of entry closed until 15 February
11th January 2021
The latest speech made by President Ramaphosa can be found HERESouth Africa will remain in adjusted alert level three. It was mentioned during President Ramaphosa's speech that the 20 land ports of entry currently open, will be closed until 15 February 2021.These include Beitbridge, Lebombo, Maseru Bridge, Oshoek, Ficksburg and Kopfontein. Entry and departure through these ports of entry will be...
Back to Level 3 - FCTG unpacks what this means for your travel plans
29th December 2020
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement yesterday, 28 December, that the country is moving back to adjusted Level 3 COVID regulations with immediate effect, the Flight Centre Travel Group would like to reassure travellers that their holidays can continue as planned.“The Flight Centre Travel Group supports the President’s measures to flatten the curve and would like to assure...
South Africa moves to adjusted alert level three with immediate effect
28th December 2020
The latest speech made by President Ramaphosa can be found HEREThe National State of Disaster is in place until 15 January 2021.South Africa will enter an adjusted alert level three with immediate effect, until 15 January 2021.The following restrictions will come into effect with immediate effect:• All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days as of midnight 29 December 2020....

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