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  • Cruise

Cruise Princess Cruises Princess Cruises lifts Covid-19 protocols for most voyages

Beginning October 21, Princess Cruises is lifting its Covid-19 protocols, meaning there are no longer vaccination or testing requirements on most voyages. Guests sailing with Princess Cruises will no longer have to provide a negative test result, regardless of their vaccination status.

The cruise line already changed its prot… read more

  • Flights

Ethiopian ET to expand its service to Switzerland with new flight to Zürich

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, is pleased to announce that it will add Zürich to its expanding global network, with thrice-weekly flights. The first flight from Addis Ababa to Zürich will take off on 31 October 2022, operated with the ultra–modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Zürich will be Ethiopian Airlines’ second… read more

  • Flights

AA WorldFlight Fresh Efforts to Relaunch Somali Airlines

Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Fardowsa Osman Egal appointed seven committee members to work on the re-operation of Somali Airlines.

In a decree issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation said the committee’s nomination comes following consultation of re-operation the Somali flag carrier.

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Tourism thought leaders in Africa gather in Botswana to look into intra-Africa travel

Intra-Africa travel through intra-Africa trade is expected to top the agenda when the tourism industry’s thought leaders on the continent engage in roundtable discussions in Gaborone in Botswana. This as the fifth Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) kicks off at the Gaborone International Convention Centre of the Grand Palm Hotel on Monday un… read more

  • Destinations

Botswana Botswana relaxes COVID regs

Botswana no longer has any COVID-19 restrictions on entry.

Travellers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test on entering the country.

Masks are no longer mandatory in public spaces.

The Botswana Ministry of Health advises residents to ensure they are fully vaccinated.

  • Destinations

Lesotho Lesotho: Tourism Levy operational

The Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Retšelisitsoe Nko has expressed gratitude that the Tourism Levy Act, of 2006 became operational on October 1, 2022, after 15 years of its amendment.

The Lesotho Tourism Levy is a tax paid by tourists for specific travel and tourism services o… read more

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