Omicron: Qatar Airways Restricts Passengers From Southern Africa
Qatar Airways has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer accept passengers travelling from seven destinations in five Southern African countries in its global network.
According to the airline, the restrictions became necessary following the recent emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Passengers from Luanda, Maputo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Lusaka, and Harare will not be accepted for travel on Qatar Airways flights until further notice.
However, the airline will continue to accept passengers for travel into these countries in-line with current restrictions.
According to the airline, the restrictions will remain in place until they receive further guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).