Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
30 Nov 2021
7:15 am

Travel ban: Holidays abroad up in the air due to Omicron

Marizka Coetzer

“These decisions are beyond the control of airlines, hotels and travel consultants,” Stark said.

A number of airlines have already announced travel restrictions on South Africa and other African countries. Photo for illustration only: iStock

Many South Africans will not be able to see their loved ones who live abroad this Christmas after South Africa was placed on the red list, following the announcement of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) MD for the Middle East and Africa Andrew Stark said the decision to impose travel bans had been a knee-jerk decision by governments across the globe. “These decisions are beyond the control of airlines, hotels and travel consultants,” Stark said. Travel ban dilemma Rebooking policies and refunds He said they were working closely with travel suppliers to find the best...