KLM announced that it would cease to operate passenger flights to and from South Africa from the 23rd of this month.
January 21st local time, KLM issued a statement that it would suspend passenger flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Amsterdam due to the escalation of the pandemic in South Africa and the mutant virus of COVID-19.
Affected passengers will enjoy free rescheduling and refund services.
On the same day, the United Arab Emirates also announced that it would impose travel restrictions on some countries, including South Africa, and passengers who have arrived in South Africa within 10 days will be refused entry.
Emirates will also suspend all South African routes in the near future.
Due to the escalation of the pandemic in South Africa and the mutant virus of COVID-19, many countries and regions, such as Germany, France, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, have suspended the operation of passenger flights to and from South Africa.