SAA Suspends Flights To Mauritius Due To Travel Ban


Mauritian authorities have taken a decision to implement a travel ban on all passengers leaving South Africa with effect from 28th November 2021. As a result, South African Airways (SAA) will suspend flights to Mauritius with effect from Monday.  The travel ban by the Mauritius government comes in the wake of a new COVID variant of concern named Omicron by the World Health Organisation.

These further restrictions by the government of Mauritius will remain in place until further notice. Apart from the service to Mauritius, SAA’s local and regional schedule remains unaffected. Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo says, “We will continue to monitor the situation closely, always putting the health and safety of our passengers first.”

The Government of Mauritius has undertaken to arrange a Repatriation flight for its citizens, Resident and Occupational Permit Holders who are currently in South Africa. The helpdesk of the Mauritian Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be contacted via the e-mail address:

For further clarification, customers may contact the SAA Call Centre on 011 978 1111, selecting option one (1) , alternatively send an email to or reach us on Twitter at flysaa_care for assistance. Further updates on the resumption of flights will be shared via the SAA website on.


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