Delta, United not revising South Africa flights amid variant concerns

Delta, United not revising South Africa flights amid variant concerns

Aırl, Aırl1

11/27/2021 7:55:00 AM

Delta, United not revising South Afr ica flights amid variant concerns

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said on Friday they do not plan any changes to their South Afr ica-U.S. routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Afr ica starting Monday amid concerns about a new COVID -19 variant.

Delta and United are the only U.S. passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa.Delta currently operates service between Johannesburg and Atlanta three times weekly and the U.S. airline said "there are no planned adjustments to service at this time."

Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterThe White House said it plans to bar entry to most non-U.S. citizens who have been in South Africa and seven other African countries within the last 14 days.Airlines for America, a trade group representing major U.S. passenger and cargo carriers, said Friday it remains "in communication with the U.S. government as specifics remain unknown at this time and there are many unanswered questions. Amid this rapidly evolving situation, it is critical that U.S. government decisions regarding international travel restrictions and requirements be rooted in science."

United said it "remains committed to maintaining a safe and vital link for essential supplies and personnel to transit between the African continent and the United States as feasible. We don’t have any adjustments to our schedule at this time."

Speed Skater Claudia Pechstein Is Headed to Her Record Eighth Winter Olympics

United currently operates five flights per week between Newark and Johannesburg and reiterated Friday it plans to restart service between Newark and Cape Town on Dec. 1 as scheduled.Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterReporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese

Our Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.

Read more: Reuters Top News »

Judge Strikes Down New York Mask Mandate

The judge ruled that the mandate was enacted unlawfully as it was done so without the approval of state lawmakers. Read more >>

Dow futures plunge 400 points amid fears of new Covid variant found in South AfricaU.S. stock futures dropped in overnight trading on Thursday amid renewed Covid fears over a new variant found in South Afr ica. thanks Sweeeet A new COVID variant means everyone gets MORE free money!!!!

South Africa Finds New Variant Of COVID-19 With 'Constellation Of Mutations'The United Kingdom temporarily barred flights from six Afr ican nations amid fears over the new coronavirus strain. wow AS long as most of the world, especially developing nations, remain unvaccinated, variants will find fertile ground. There is risk of vaccine-resistant variant emerging. Global vaccination is needed! UK Germn Frnce Portgl NL Belgm etc engulfed in COVID Calamity+New Shutdowns(Asia Aus too), Africa got New Multi-Varient strain But CDA Ont Que etc Just Re-Opened Airprt,Border, full 100% Indoor Events& Everything But Our COVD s Trippling from OCT Lows, Are We Sleepn or?

Britain alarmed by new COVID-19 variant spreading in South AfricaBritain on Thursday said it was concerned by a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Afr ica that might make vaccines less effective and imperil efforts to fight the pandemic. All variants are from China 🇨🇳. China must be held accountable. The world ivory tower scientist fucked up , Geert van den Bosche warned for this from the start (and others) van kerkhove should take care of her ear wax and listen to the real experts

Explainer: What we know about the COVID-19 variant detected in South AfricaGlobal authorities have reacted with alarm to a coronavirus variant detected in South Afr ica, with the EU, Britain and India among those announcing stricter border controls as scientists seek to determine if the mutation is vaccine-resistant. 'It's pretty bad' ADE

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?South Afr ican scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID -19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. South Africa ⭐ Back Ole Miss Josh Allen day6 True Story Kevin Hart Steve Martin Drew Brees Cyber Monday Lattimore Taysom Hotty Toddy Macron Tony We are all going to die from this virus, aren’t we? Exciting day for you he corporate media

Explainer: What we know about the new COVID-19 variant detected in South AfricaAuthorities around the world have reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Afr ica. All this from the experts who can't even do anything for the common cold that's been around for ever Well hopefully that shit doesn’t get to the states. I already had covid and that shit was not cool. I lost my smell and taste and I’m also losing my hair. Omicron = anagram for Moronic