• Travel Alert – OR Tambo Refurbishments

    Refurbishment at OR Tambo affects operations The last phase of refurbishments at O R Tambo International Airport is set to begin on February 13 and will relocate the security and emigration handling processes for international passengers from terminal A to the Central Terminal Building (CTB) opposite the KFC outlet. The check-in for international passengers willRead more →

  • Travel Newsflash Zika Virus

    What is Zika Virus? Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Outbreaks of Zika have occurredRead more →

  • Travel Newsflash – Gauteng Health confirms four typhoid cases

    Gauteng Health confirms four typhoid cases JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Health Department on Sunday confirmed that four cases of typhoid fever have been identified within Johannesburg – Hillbrow, Yeoville, Edenvale, and Palm Springs. However, it insists there is no outbreak, and the disease is treatable with antibiotics. Two of the cases were identified at theRead more →

  • Travel Alert – Border Regulations

    Clarity around border regulations        Regulations that are being implemented at SA’s borders are not new but are now being actively enforced. TAM reported on Monday that new regulations had been implemented at all South African borders. It has since emerged that the regulations are old but are now being actively enforced, especially at the Swaziland border.Read more →

  • Travel Alert Australia

    Australia: Airport delays expected during strike International travellers could face major delays when Australian Border Force staff strike for 24 hours nationwide next month in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Frontline workers at eight Australian international airports will take the full-day action on Monday, November 9. The stoppage by union members at theRead more →

  • Travel Alert – Angolan Visas

     Angolan visas       The Angolan embassy has confirmed its visa application process remains the same, whereby applicants need to physically visit the Angolan embassy to apply for a visa. This comes after some visa centres were advising agents that Angolan visas had to be applied for and paid for online, where a form needed to beRead more →

  • Travel Newsflash – Nepal

    SCRUB TYPHUS – NEPAL: (KATHMANDU) Scrub typhus has not been [previously] reported from Kathmandu; the 75 cases reported 06 October 2015 were from other districts of Nepal. Thus, the report below is the 1st report from Kathmandu. On 14 Oct 2015, a 28-year old previously healthy male patient presented at outpatient department of Sukraraj TropicalRead more →

  • Travel alert – India Malaria

    MALARIA – INDIA: (HARYANA) Efforts being made by the local health authorities notwithstanding, Mewat district [Haryana state] remains infested with malaria-causing mosquitoes. In all, 1448 cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported in the district this season so far. The number is around 4 times more than the last year’s [2014] figure. The malariaRead more →

  • Travel alert – Kenya – Malaria

    MALARIA – KENYA: INVASIVE WEED, MOSQUITO SURVIVAL Scientists are warning that malaria cases in the country could see a rapid increase after a study was conducted on a highly aggressive invasive weed known scientifically as _Parthenium hysterophorus_, and locally as famine weed. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) says the weed couldRead more →

  • Travel Newsflash (Kenya)

    Kenya: Fatal flooding in capital Flooding sparked by heavy rains since Monday has killed 12 people in Nairobi, reports News24. The flooding, which has left major roads submerged, is believed to have been made worse by blockages in the drainage system in several parts of the city. Travellers are advised to exercise caution when moving around,Read more →