TAAG suspends flights to South Africa

  • A TAAG airplane  on Luanda International Airport tarmac
Luanda – Angola’s Airlines TAA has, as from Saturday, 26 December, suspended its flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), due to the emergence of a variant of the SARSC-CoV-2 virus, which represents an increase in increase in the Covid-19 transmission potential.

TAAG decision, which comes twenty days after the company increased its frequencies to the southern Africa’s nation, follows a joint dispatch of the ministries of Health, Interior, Foreign Affairs and Transport of Angola to suspend air, road and maritime connections. 

The statement clarifies that at the moment the restriction covers passengers coming from South Africa, Australia, Nigeria and UK, with effect from midnight on Saturday, 26 December 2020.

 “The public measure aims to ensure the health prevention due to the upsurge of a variant of the virus SARSC-CoV-2 which represents an increase in the Covid-19 transmission potential”, states the document.

The ministries further explain that the objective, in view of this new virus SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, linked to a most intensive Covid-19 transmission, is to ensure the prevention and control on the national air, road and maritime boarders. 

 

TAAG decision, which comes twenty days after the company increased its frequencies to the southern Africa’s nation, follows a joint dispatch of the ministries of Health, Interior, Foreign Affairs and Transport of Angola to suspend air, road and maritime connections. 

The statement clarifies that at the moment the restriction covers passengers coming from South Africa, Australia, Nigeria and UK, with effect from midnight on Saturday, 26 December 2020.

 “The public measure aims to ensure the health prevention due to the upsurge of a variant of the virus SARSC-CoV-2 which represents an increase in the Covid-19 transmission potential”, states the document.

The ministries further explain that the objective, in view of this new virus SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, linked to a most intensive Covid-19 transmission, is to ensure the prevention and control on the national air, road and maritime boarders.