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Coronavirus: South African Airways Evacuates Canadian Citizens

South African Airways is continuing in its repatriation flights for foreign nationals stranded in South Africa due to the COVID-19 travel bans and lockdown.

The airline recently collaborated with the Government of Canada through the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, to fly stranded Canadians and permanent residents home.

The repatriation flight which departed in the evening of Friday 10 April 2020, carried 313 Canadians from Johannesburg and Cape Town to London for onward connections to Canada.

Over the past two weeks, South African Airways has repatriated thousands of German citizens, Brazilian citizens and Belgian nationals to their respective home countries.

These repatriation flights require among other things, the consideration, approval and support of the South African government to implement.

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