Emirates has cancelled all flights to and from King Shaka International Airport with immediate effect. The cancellations are due to Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) regulations.
According to ENCA, the regulations were announced this week that treat airline crew the same as passengers.
Flights to and from Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports are also expected to be cancelled.
The first Emirates flight landed in Cape Town on October 1 and was greeted with a water salute.
🛬 @emirates EK772 touches down at @capetownint to a traditional water salute – the first one to be witnessed in Cape Town since the drought💧#WeAreOpen #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady #WesternCapeToday @WesternCapeGov @CityofCT pic.twitter.com/QleHwRQ0ID
— Wesgro – Cape Town & the Western Cape (@Wesgro) October 1, 2020
South Africa’s borders reopened to international and business travel on October 1.