Latest Travel News


Update to tourism related activities under Risk Adjusted Level Three
30th July 2020
The latest update from Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane can be found HEREIndividuals will now be permitted to leave their homes to travel for leisure purposes within the province where they reside. Only intra-provincial travel is permitted. Travel between provinces for leisure purposes remains prohibited until further notice. Accommodation facilities are now permitted to operate for leisure...
Survey reveals South Africans are itching to travel
17th July 2020
A recent survey conducted by the Flight Centre Travel Group showed that South Africans are ready to travel again.Flight Centre conducted the survey through their newsletter and Facebook page, with 7 546 respondents taking part. Around 43 percent of the respondents lived in Gauteng, followed by 23 percent in Cape Town and 18 percent in KwaZulu-Natal.The survey found that 86 percent of respondents...
Additional domestic airports to resume operations during alert level three
16th July 2020
The latest update from Minister Fikile Mbalula can be found HERELimited domestic air travel for business and essential purposes is allowed during risk level three, subject to restrictions on the number of flights per day and authorisation based on the reason for travel.Initially, domestic travel for business and essential purposes resumed from O.R Tambo International Airport, Lanseria...
South Africa to remain at alert level three with additional measures to be implemented
13th July 2020
The latest speech from President Cyril Ramaphosa on 12 July 2020 can be found HERELeisure domestic travel and international travel in/out of South Africa will not take place until further notice. South Africa's borders will remain closed during level three with the exception of repatriation and essential flights in/out of South Africa. Further information regarding these flights can be found HERE...
Opening of further civil aviation activities during alert level three
29th June 2020
The latest update from Minister Fikile Mbalula can be found HERELimited domestic air travel for business and essential purposes is allowed during risk level three, subject to restrictions on the number of flights per day and authorisation based on the reason for travel.Initially, domestic travel for business and essential purposes resumed from O.R Tambo International Airport, Lanseria...
South Africa to remain at level three with some additional sectors of the economy reopening
19th June 2020
The latest speech from President Cyril Ramaphosa on 17 June 2020 can be found HERE.Leisure domestic travel and international travel in and out of South Africa will not take place until further notice. South Africa's borders will remain closed during advanced level 3 with the exception of repatriation and essential flights in/out of South Africa. Further information regarding these flights can be...
Limited domestic business travel to be phased in as South Africa enters alert level three on 1 June 2020
31st May 2020
Limited domestic business travel to be phased in as South Africa enters alert level three on 1 June 2020The latest speech from President Cyril Ramaphosa can be found HEREThe latest update from Minister Fikile Mbalula can be found HEREThe latest update from ASATA can be found HERELimited domestic air travel for business purposes will be allowed during risk level three, subject to restrictions on...
FCTG retail stores and campuses remain closed until further notice
28th May 2020
Flight Centre Travel Group's retail stores and campuses will remain closed until further notice.We are working remotely until further notice and available 24/7 to support you. Contact information can be found HERELeisure domestic travel and international travel in and out of South Africa will not take place until further notice. South Africa's borders will remain closed during alert level 3 with...
Coronavirus Travel Advice and FAQs – everything you need to know
06th May 2020
Coronavirus travel cancellations: 5 Things you need to knowSince the COVID-19 pandemic ground travel to a halt, borders closed and flights were cancelled one by one, travellers across the country have had to cancel or postpone their holidays. The volume of travel refund applications has soared and many travellers are rightly concerned about what has happened to their hard-earned holiday funds....
29th April 2020
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP PREPARES FOR EVENTUAL TRAVEL REBOUND BY RIGHT-SIZING AND REFOCUSSING BUSINESSDear Valued Leisure Customer,It is indisputable that the global spread of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many industries. Few have been as profoundly impacted as the tourism and travel sector, with government travel bans, grounded aircraft and non-essential business lockdowns...

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