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Botswana: Lockdown Delays Project Progress
by Botswana Daily News on 14/07/2020 at 10:19
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- The outbreak of the COVID-19 is said to have slowed down plans to implement a project to regenerate tourism development in Kasane.
South Africa: MEC David Maynier On Western Cape Tourism Sector Following Amendment of Level 3 COVID-19 Regulations
by Govt of SA on 14/07/2020 at 09:36
[Govt of SA] The tourism sector has been dealt a severe blow with the publishing of the amended regulations for Alert Level 3 last night (12 July 2020). While these regulations provide the clarity that I have been calling for on the opening of accommodation for leisure for travel within provinces, this decision, and the prior confusion caused by the Presidency and the Minister of Tourism, has sent an industry that is already hard hit by Covid-19 into a state of turmoil.
Sudan: Airlines to Start Flights Tomorrow
by SNA on 14/07/2020 at 09:26
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Sudanese airlines, Badr, Tarco, the Egypt Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Flydubai; will start tomorrow Its flights from Khartoum airport, in implementation of the Civil Aviation Authority decision announced last week for the partially open of the airport, with the three countries, of Egypt, Turkey and the UAE.
Sudan: Aviation Companies Resumes Flights Tuesday
by SNA on 14/07/2020 at 09:26
[SNA] Khartoum -- Airlines Companies including Badr, Tarco, Egyptian Air, Turkish and Fly Dubai, are due resume flight to and from Khartoum Airport on Tuesday, in implementation of the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority announced last week after the approval of the Supreme Health Committee on the Corona Pandemic permiting partial opening of the airport with three countries, which are Egypt, Turkey and the Uinted Arab Emirates.
Nigeria: Denial of Landing Right - Govt Commends Air Peace for Engaging Another Airline to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians From UK
by Vanguard on 14/07/2020 at 05:38
[Vanguard] The Federal Government Sunday commended Air Peace for engaging another airline to evacuate stranded 584 Nigerians in the United Kingdom after the British government denied it landing right.
South Africa: Mission (Almost) Impossible - Trying to Fly Stranded South Africans Back Home
by Daily Maverick on 13/07/2020 at 14:06
[Daily Maverick] The 'boertjie' who runs Maple Aviation takes flak from all quarters as he tries to bring stranded South Africans home: "I take calls every five minutes from distressed mothers and fathers. And I don't have a massive staff. It's basically just me at my dining room table with my computer in Toronto."
Nigeria: Govt Threatens to Review Air Agreements With UK, Others Over 'Unacceptable Treatment 'Of Nigerian Carriers
by This Day on 13/07/2020 at 10:13
[This Day] The federal government Sunday said it would review its Air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sudan: Arrival of 4000 Stranded Sudanese From United Arab Emirates Completed
by SNA on 13/07/2020 at 09:27
[SNA] Abu Dhabi -- The arrival of all the Sudanese stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was completed by the arrival of the last batch, composed of 140 persons, on Friday through a Badr Airlines flight.
Liberia: NTA Resumes Bus Service to Nimba County
by Observer on 13/07/2020 at 09:22
[Observer] As confirmed COVID-19 cases surge past 950
Ghana: Death On Wheels, Disguised As Okada
by Ghanaian Times on 13/07/2020 at 09:13
[Ghanaian Times] Death; that five letter word is perhaps the most dreaded combination of alphabets. Even those who believe in life after death cringe when it takes their family and friends or when they come into close shave with it.
Tanzania: Plans to Issue COVID-19 Clearance 'Certificates' for Travellers
by Monitor on 13/07/2020 at 09:04
[Monitor] The government said yesterday that it is finalizing a Covid-19 certification plan for international travellers requiring them to prove that they are coronavirus-free.
South Africa: Opening Tourism Industry Must Be Under Strict Conditions
by SAnews.gov.za on 10/07/2020 at 15:24
[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has reiterated that while easing the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the tourism sector is aimed at assisting businesses, it has to be done under strict conditions to curb the further spread of the virus.
Rwanda: Tourism Slowly Pick Up, Thanks to Local Travellers
by New Times on 10/07/2020 at 12:19
[New Times] The local tourism sector is showing signs of recovery following the reopening of the sector on June 17, preliminary statistics show.
Botswana: Hotels Reel From COVID-19 Impact
by Botswana Daily News on 10/07/2020 at 09:56
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The hospitality industry in Botswana, like so many others, is doing everything it can to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with its resultant travel restrictions and lockdown measures.
Sudan: Civil Aviation Decrees Partial Opening for International Flights
by SNA on 10/07/2020 at 09:49
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Civil Aviation Authority decided, Thursday, the partial opening the international flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
Sudan: State Committed to Evacuate All the Stranded
by SNA on 10/07/2020 at 09:49
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Acting Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Member of the Hihger Committee for Health Emergencies, Dr. Heba Ahmed Ali , on Thursday, affirmed the state's concern over the provision of all the needs of the Sudanese stranded abroad.
Nigeria: Azman Resumes Flights Today, As Overland Targets July 15
by Daily Trust on 10/07/2020 at 07:06
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- Azman Air, one of the domestic carriers, with its biggest hub in the North is expected to start operations today even as Overland Airways is expected to commence operations from next Wednesday.
Nigeria: Air Travellers Reveal COVID-19 Concerns
by This Day on 10/07/2020 at 06:30
[This Day] Apprehension and skepticism are expected to continue to define air travel due to coronavirus pandemic, as nations adopt protocols to protect their citizens.
Nigeria: COVID-19 - Dana Air Resumes Operations Thursday
by Premium Times on 09/07/2020 at 13:28
[Premium Times] Following the recent re-opening of the airports by the federal government, Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on July 9.
Nigeria: Dana Tells Passengers to Arrive Airport Three Hours to Flight, Resumes Operation July 9
by Premium Times on 09/07/2020 at 11:57
[Premium Times] Following the recent re-opening of the airports by the Federal Government, Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on July 9.
Tanzania: Gold Beats Tourism, Becomes Leading Foreign Exchange Earner
by Citizen on 09/07/2020 at 11:42
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Gold is now Tanzania's leading foreign exchange earner after overtaking tourism which has been hit by the Covid-19 global pandemic. A new report by the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) says that gold exports increased by 46.8 percent - to $2.5 billion - in the year to May, while tourism earnings slowed from $2.5 billion to $2.3 billion in the same period. The increase in gold exports was attributed to increases in both production volume and price.
Nigeria: NCAA Lifts Suspension On Airline
by This Day on 09/07/2020 at 11:30
[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension, which it placed on the services of Jet Support Services (JSS). The order voiding the suspension was communicated through a memo NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/152 , dated July 4, 2020.
Tanzania: Tic to Promote Mkomazi National Park
by Daily News on 09/07/2020 at 11:04
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) is joining forces with Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) in promoting the Mkomazi National Park.
Nigeria: Low Passengers' Turnout As Flight Operations Resume
by This Day on 09/07/2020 at 11:00
[This Day] Lagos and Abuja -- The resumption of scheduled domestic flight operations yesterday was marked by low turnout of passengers.
Nigeria: Domestic Flights Resumes Amid Pandemic
by VOA on 09/07/2020 at 07:28
[VOA] Officials in Nigeria say domestic flights are now available for the first time since restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus began.
Kenya: Kenya Will Not Quarantine Tourists With No COVID-19 Symptoms
by Capital FM on 09/07/2020 at 06:49
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government now says only passengers who will exhibit coronavirus-like symptoms will be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine once their airspace is open for international passenger flights on August 1.
Nigeria: Customers Recount Experiences, As Airlines Resume Flights
by Daily Trust on 09/07/2020 at 05:58
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- Following the federal government's directive on the re-opening of the airports for scheduled domestic flights, Arik Air, Ibom Air and Air Peace resumed flight operations on the Lagos-Abuja routes yesterday.
Namibia: Namibia's Tourism Revival Puzzle
by Namibian on 08/07/2020 at 15:04
[Namibian] Players in the tourism industry and the government are at loggerheads over the introduction of a mandatory quarantine period for tourists when borders open.
Rwanda: Park Inn By Radisson Kigali Hotel to Start Operating Partially
by New Times on 08/07/2020 at 10:56
[New Times] It's now about 100 days since Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Kigali stopped operation to curb the spread of covid 19. This left many workers jobless.
South Africa: Hospitality Sector Wins First Round in Battle Against Insurance Industry
by Daily Maverick on 08/07/2020 at 10:09
[Daily Maverick] A high court ruling this week saw the hospitality sector score the first points in what is likely to be an arduous battle between it and the insurance industry.