Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
18 Dec 2021
5:30 am

Holiday makers rush to rebook flight tickets after travel ban lift

Marizka Coetzer

The UK removed South Africa and 10 other countries from its red list of travel restrictions after they were placed on the list late last month as a precaution, following the outbreak of the omicron Covid variant.

Air Zimbabwe aeroplane which has just landed on February 15, 2021 at the Robert Mugabe International Airport. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) /

It is still too early to determine if unbanning travel to and from South Africa might have come too late as many people scramble to rebook holiday plans ahead of the festive season. Earlier this week, the UK removed South Africa and 10 other countries from its red list of travel restrictions after they were placed on the list late last month as a precaution, following the outbreak of the omicron Covid variant. Sue Garrett, general manager supply, pricing and marketing for Flight Centre Travel Group, said there had been a spike in rebookings and enquiries since the announcement. “The...