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Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a State of Disaster, many South Africans indicated that they were stranded and required assistance to return to South Africa. While the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) are doing all they can to repatriate citizens stranded abroad – They continue to facilitate the repatriation of South Africans stranded in various cities across the world.

Uprise Aviation is taking this crisis situation extremely seriously. Our team is working closely with Department of International Relations and Co-operation and our operator suppliers, to arrange flights for our clients, working within the travel restrictions that are increasingly being put in place – and while taking every precaution to protect the safety and health of both passengers and crews.

Join the Next Available Flight.

The first flight is scheduled for 20th June to the following Route:
Johannesburg  <====> Miami/Washington DC/Shanghai <====> Johannesburg

Please click on the ‘Book This Flight’ button below and fill in your details latest by 15th June 2020. The cost of the one-way ticket is ZAR30 600 or $1700 payable via EFT and payment can only be made once you have been approved to travel by the Department of International Relation & Co-operation. Other flights are being scheduled starting from 21st June 2020 until July 2020. This flight and other scheduled flights are subject to viability both commercially and logistically. All passengers are required to consent to the Travel Indemnity & Undertaking form as provided by Uprise Aviation.


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    Why does it seem that it is easy in some countries to repatriate citizens and in some countries more difficult?

    Lockdowns mean that countries don’t allow any airlines to fly out or into the country except with special permission through repatriation. Getting the final approval takes quite long and a lot of negotiations have to take place through our missions abroad.

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    Are South Africans being repatriated screened before boarding?

    All South Africans abroad are subjected to screening prior to boarding any flight during the current COVID-19 restrictions. South Africans found to be symptomatic will not be allowed to travel and will be subjected to the host country’s health requirements. These measures are in line with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines.

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    Who pays for the repatriation and quarantine?

    All South Africans being repatriated are expected to pay an agreed airfare. Payments are made prior to being allocated a seat. In terms of the current regulations, every passenger should also enter into quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an identified government site.

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    What is the process when South Africans land in South Africa?

    On board screening is done by Port Health before disembarkation. Once cleared by immigration, passengers are escorted to an identified facility for the 14-day quarantine period.

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