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Countries open to South Africans
20th May 2022
As countries start open again. We will keep you updated with the list of countries open and airlines flying. Please note that this list of countries updated periodically. Please visit the page here
Amendments to South Africa's Adjusted Alert Level 1
23rd March 2022
President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERESouth Africa will remain at Adjusted Alert Level 1 with the following amendments taking effect on 23 March 2022: GatheringsIndoor and outdoor gatherings are permitted at 50% of the total venue capacity, if there is evidence that a person is fully vaccinated (vaccination certificate), or a negative Covid test is provided, obtained no...
Kulula and British Airways flights suspended
14th March 2022
JOHANNESBURG, 14 MARCH 2022 – The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) grounded Kulula and British Airways flights on Saturday, 12 March 2022, following discrepancies relating to Comair’s safety management system.The airline is engaging with the CAA to have the suspension lifted as soon as possible.For customers on British Airways (operated by Comair) flights, British Airways’ booking...
Long Weekend Guide 2022
11th January 2022
Make the most out of your public holidays this year with our long weekend guide... Contact your closest Flight Centre store today to book your next holiday![[{"fid":"165091","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_description[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_caption[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[...
South Africa Adjusted Alert Level 1 - curfew lifted
03rd January 2022
The latest update from Cabinet can be found HERESouth Africa will remain at Adjusted Alert Level 1. Curfew will be lifted and there will be no restriction on the hours of movement of people.All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like face masks....
Countries Newly Instituted Bans and Airline Updates
28th December 2021
While international travel bans against South Africa are still in place, we have been working around the clock to assist affected customers. Our 48 stores and 500 Travel Experts across the country are open and willing to assist travellers impacted by the travel bans.We understand that this is a confusing and surreal time for all and we remain committed to relaying information as soon as we...
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL – FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP ANSWERS ALL THE FAQS
29th November 2021
JOHANNESBURG, 29 NOVEMBER 2021 – While international travel bans against South Africa are still in place, the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has been working around the clock to assist affected customers and has shared free resources to answer customer’s frequently asked questions.“Flight Centre’s 48 stores and 500 Travel Experts across the country are open and willing to assist travellers...
South Africa remains on alert level one
28th November 2021
President Ramaphosa's latest speech can be found HERESouth Africa will remain at alert level one.All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like face masks.The following measures will remain in place:A curfew will be in place between midnight and...
From #TRAVELBOOM to #COUNTRYLOCKDOWNS: Flight Centre Travel group shares latest information on travel bans
27th November 2021
JOHANNESBURG, 27 NOVEMBER 2021 – With the about-turn in global travel regulations against South Africa over the past 48 hours, travel experts from Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) are working around the clock to assist all travellers who have been affected by the recent travel bans.“Our core focus right now is to become a help and customer centre for travellers. From #travelboom to #...
The FCTG has removed all Black Friday deals to focus on assisting customers following South Africa being re-added onto the UK Red List – domino effect expected
26th November 2021
JOHANNESBURG, 26 NOVEMBER 2021 –The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) announced today it has made the decision to cancel their Black Friday sale to, as a first priority, assist those customers who are affected by the UK government announcement that South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe will move back onto the country’s dreaded red list from midday today.“Our number one...

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