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Jan 15, 21, 12:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By konagirl2

As well as the self isolation requirement it...

As well as the self isolation requirement it means FCDO advice is against all but essential travel everywhere, so 'high street' insurance won't cover you. If you have essential travel then you need...
Jan 14, 21, 10:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By konagirl2

(and back through South Africa and potentially...

(and back through South Africa and potentially the UK)

I know we won't know what will be required in another ~10 months but assuming this is a tour group hopefully the organisers can jig things...
Jan 13, 21, 4:24 am
Replies: 187
Views: 27,802
Posted By konagirl2

Yes the UK requirement is they need a negative...

Yes the UK requirement is they need a negative Covid test to enter the UK, taken within 3 days of departure (when arriving on/after 15 January). And the South African Government regulation is the...
Forum: Africa
Jan 5, 21, 6:25 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

Are you a UK citizen, resident or hold a...

Are you a UK citizen, resident or hold a long-term visa? If you are travelling on a Visitor's Visa you can't currently enter the UK if you have been in South Africa in the previous 10 days.
Jan 5, 21, 6:17 am
Replies: 409
Views: 50,679
Posted By konagirl2

The SA gazette (3 December) does appear to have...

The SA gazette (3 December) does appear to have an allowance (2. (2)(b)) if someone arrives without a valid negative COVID test, but then also states (2)(k) that "an Operator shall not board any...
Forum: Africa
Jan 4, 21, 3:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By konagirl2

With regard to coronavirus I think it is going to...

With regard to coronavirus I think it is going to remain uncertain, and you need to be flexible even once you are there to be aware of changes that can happen very rapidly. You'll need to think about...
Forum: Africa
Jan 2, 21, 8:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By konagirl2

The most budget way is to self-drive. For...

The most budget way is to self-drive. For example, Marriott points for the Protea Kruger Gate hotel and drive yourself around pay for guided drives (either full day with a private guide or evening /...
Forum: Africa
Dec 23, 20, 2:48 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

There is some discussion of this on the BA forum,...

There is some discussion of this on the BA forum, just conjecture at this stage since I guess no-one has had the chance to test travel yet: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32906724-post523.html
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Dec 23, 20, 2:39 am
Replies: 671
Views: 128,968
Posted By konagirl2

With the exception of the Christmas period, when...

With the exception of the Christmas period, when it seemed everyone wants to fly somewhere that needs a time-limited test (before all this started of course), there are many places that will do a PCR...
Dec 21, 20, 4:29 am
Replies: 671
Views: 128,968
Posted By konagirl2

This is of course true, for medical expenses and...

This is of course true, for medical expenses and some other costs. But it also explicitly excludes "11. Any claim arising or resulting from Your own illegal or criminal act." So if you live in...
Forum: Africa
Dec 19, 20, 2:13 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

It's not fit to fly certificate per se. It's a...

It's not fit to fly certificate per se. It's a signature. The SA Government webpage still states "This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and...
Dec 18, 20, 2:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By konagirl2

Direct flights London to Cape Town in northern...

Direct flights London to Cape Town in northern hemisphere winter are always popular as a leisure route, Johannesburg is more of a mix of leisure and business. VA are hopefully restarting CPT flights...
Dec 15, 20, 2:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,789
Posted By konagirl2

You are conflating a number of different things...

You are conflating a number of different things there. Tiers are in England (not UK wide) and it is only London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire that have changed. Most of England, and the rest...
Forum: Africa
Dec 9, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

The UK Government and devolved Governments do not...

The UK Government and devolved Governments do not accept negative covid tests on arrival at this time. You fill in the passenger locator form and are allowed to transit, directly, from entry at LHR...
Forum: Africa
Dec 9, 20, 4:45 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

Found it! This is also an amendment Gazette...

Found it! This is also an amendment Gazette published on 3 December. In the substitution of paragraph 17, 5. 3(b) has exemptions 5. 8:children below the age of 5 are exempt from the negative covid-19...
Forum: Africa
Dec 9, 20, 4:24 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

[email protected] This is the latest gazette in relation...

[email protected]
This is the latest gazette in relation to travel: 3 December Gazette (https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202012/43956gon1279.pdf). Of course be aware it may change again...
Dec 8, 20, 4:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By konagirl2

Travelling as a UK resident, I have found the...

Travelling as a UK resident, I have found the following. Happy to hear of others:
- Battleface. Only up to 60 years old but includes some luggage and other cover, as well as medical and repatriation...
Dec 7, 20, 2:17 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By konagirl2

With the SA option, "we could fail the PCR test...

With the SA option, "we could fail the PCR test and have no holiday & be down a couple of grand", I thought the whole point of BA's book with confidence is you can request a FTV voucher up until...
Dec 7, 20, 1:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By konagirl2

I don't have first-hand experience yet, so I hope...

I don't have first-hand experience yet, so I hope someone who has flown can give you some more information about how crew are managing passengers, although my impression is the operating procedure is...
Dec 3, 20, 2:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By konagirl2

With all the uncertainty at the moment, I too...

With all the uncertainty at the moment, I too would want flexible bookings. So either as SimonSmith says, use the valet parking service at Heathrow that is flexible and a hotel. This is definitely...
Nov 21, 20, 3:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By konagirl2

JNB to LVI or VFA are ~170-230 return at the...

JNB to LVI or VFA are ~170-230 return at the moment, Avios 80 + 9000 Avios. Cash fare might come down but tourist route so I'm happy and ticket is more flexible.
Nov 21, 20, 2:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By konagirl2

Thanks very much for the heads-up, much...

Thanks very much for the heads-up, much appreciated. Managed to get Avios seats we needed to meet a 2-4-1 already booked to JNB. Cheers.
Forum: Africa
Nov 20, 20, 4:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By konagirl2

Very generally, the larger the reserve, the more...

Very generally, the larger the reserve, the more variety of wildlife you can see and the more natural the system becomes. With most of the private reserves in the Eastern Cape, the animals are...
Forum: Africa
Nov 20, 20, 2:05 am
Replies: 1,025
Views: 84,398
Posted By konagirl2

When the announcements were made that...

When the announcements were made that international borders were reopening, there was mention in the press releases that foreign travellers would need insurance that would cover the costs of...
Forum: Africa
Nov 16, 20, 3:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By konagirl2

Port Elizabeth isn't touristy, it is very much a...

Port Elizabeth isn't touristy, it is very much a working port and functional. The 'best' of the Garden Route National Parks are between Storms River and Wilderness (there is interesting geology and...
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