African Reserves

Etihad will resume service from Johannesburg from March 3

Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will resume services to/from Johannesburg, South Africa from March 3, the airline has announced.

Passengers arriving from Johannesburg will be required to present a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of departure and a negative rapid PCR test obtained within six hours of departure from the airport.

They will also be required to take a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The airline’s announcement comes as the UAE government approved the resumption of passenger services to/from a number of African countries.

Last week, the government of the United Arab Emirates announced the resumption of entry of passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kongo, South Africa, Botswana, from Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, from January 29.

The travel updates were announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA).

The authority also announced updated entry procedures for passengers arriving from Uganda, Ghana and Rwanda.

Following this, Dubai-based Emirates said flights between the emirate and South Africa will operate as one daily flight to and from Johannesburg, from January 29, and will double daily services to from February 1. February 1st.