Qatar Airways has announced that it will be no longer accepting passengers travelling from five Southern African countries - Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe - with immediate effect.
With immediate effect, #QatarAirways will no longer be operating flights from five South African countries – Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe –— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) November 27, 2021
due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant. We continue to review the situation as information is available from the WHO.
“Due to the recent emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, and with immediate effect, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers travelling from five Southern African countries in our global network. However, we will continue to accept passengers for travel into these countries in-line with current restrictions,” Qatar Airways said in a statement.
"Passengers affected by these changes should call Qatar Airways or speak with their travel agent for further assistance," Qatar Airways tweeted.
It said passengers who are booked on Qatar Airways flights from seven destinations, Luanda (LAD), Angola; Maputo (MPM), Mozambique; Johannesburg (JNB), Capetown (CPT), Durban (DUR), South Africa; Lusaka (LUN), Zambia; and Harare (HRE), Zimbabwe, will not be accepted for travel until further notice.
“These restrictions will remain in place until we receive further guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO). We will continue to review the situation on a daily basis as new information becomes available,” it added.
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