• Travel Newsflash (Ebola)

    Ebola What is Ebola? Ebola is a rare and deadly disease. The disease is caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species (Zaire, Sudan, Bundibugyo, or Tai Forest virus). Ebola is spread by direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with the blood or body fluids (suchRead more →

  • Travel Newsflash

    Traveling with Minors Unabridged Birth Certificate For Minors – All You Need To Know From 1 June 2015, the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa will require all passengers under 18 to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate. What is it? A new immigration law is coming into effect on 1 June 2015. Under theRead more →

  • Traveling to Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

    SCHISTOSOMIASIS – TANZANIA: (KILIMANJARO) Kilimanjaro region is badly hit by worms and bilharzia diseases that affect many of its residents, with 57 014 people who visited health facilities last year [2014] found to have contracted either of them. Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Leonidas Gama, said that it was pertinent now for leaders from allRead more →

  • Sydney Travel Alert

    Weather affecting travel in Sydney Heavy rain and gale force winds have caused havoc on New South Wales roads overnight with a number of main roads and rail lines currently closed due to flooding and debris, reports The Daily Telegraph. Authorities are warning people travelling in Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter regions to exercise cautionRead more →

  • Travelling to Nigeria

    South Africans in Nigeria warned not to travel unnecessarily  The South African consulate in Nigeria has been forced to close after a spate of anti-xenophobia protests, according to various media reports. South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an email to the South African business forum in Nigeria that the closure wouldRead more →

  • Kenya Travellers Information

    Kenya Travellers Information (According to SASTM) Kenya is ‘safer than ever’ The Kenyan government is taking significant measures to heighten security and put visitors at ease. This follows another terrorist attack, this time at the Garissa University College, in which 148 students were killed. John Addison, director of Wild Frontiers, says although travellers should avoid theRead more →

  • Travel Alerts 2015/04/10

    SASTM NEWSFLASH Travel Alerts Weather to delay travel in northeast America Weather conditions today and tomorrow will affect travel and increase the threat of flooding in areas from Ohio to Massachusetts, according to AccuWeather. Travel in a number of major cities, including Chicago; New York; Washington D.C.; Boston; and Philadelphia, is expected to be affectedRead more →

  • Travel Insurance

    In most cases, the cost of medical treatment in other countries is far higher than at home. We do not sell travel insurance but would like to take the opportunity to ask you to consider purchasing travel insurance. Additionally, your medical aid may not cover your health expenses in a foreign country. Please contact yourRead more →

  • Travellers’ Diarrhoea

    Travellers’ Diarrhoea

    Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD) can strike when you least expect it. It can be caused by a variety of infectious agents. The most common cause is anthropogenic  Escherichia Coli (ETEC) – an intestinal infection able to produce enterrotoxins. Travellers become infected with ETEC through ingestion of contaminated food and water. In theory persons who are carefulRead more →