Qatar Airways initially banned South African travellers after the invention of the Omicron variant by South African scientists. Travellers had been relieved when Qatar Airways introduced that it might resume regular every day operations to Cape City and Johannesburg beginning December 12.
This announcement was made on December 10. Nevertheless, shortly after this, Qatar Airways started notifying passengers that their flights have been suspended, seemingly making a u-turn on their earlier assertion.
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Qatar Airways has now confirmed it would prolong the ban on South Africans, and flights from Luanda, Maputo, Cape City, Johannesburg, Durban, Lusaka and Harare is not going to be permitted till 12 January 2022.
Based on Journey Information, all outbound passengers from these locations with flights already booked for this time interval are to be rerouted on certainly one of Qatar Airways’ interline companion’s flights.
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