Kazakhstan Suspends Flights With Egypt Over Omicron Variant

NUR – SULTAN – Kazakhstan has suspended flights with Egypt, a popular holiday destination for residents of the central Asian nation, citing a case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus found in Belgium in a passenger arriving from the African country. The Nur – Sultan government added that it would curb entry for citizens of … More Kazakhstan Suspends Flights With Egypt Over Omicron Variant

Emirates Postpones Start Of Tel Aviv Flights

PARIS, France – Dubai airline Emirates has postponed the Dec.6 launch of flights to Tel Aviv until further notice, a company spokesperson said on Sunday, after Israel announced it would ban foreigners from entering in to combat the latest coronavirus variant. The postponement comes as a result of recent changes in entry protocols issued by … More Emirates Postpones Start Of Tel Aviv Flights

Kuwait To Suspend Flights From 9 African Countries Over Omicron Variant

PARIS, France – Kuwait is to suspend direct flights from nine African countries from Sunday due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus discovered in South Africa, the government communication centre tweeted on Saturday, citing a cabinet decision. The countries are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi.

Israel To Host Miss Universe Contest Despite Omicron

PARIS, France – Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Dec.12, despite imposing travel restrictions to try to stave off the Omicron coronavirus variant, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said on Sunday. On Saturday Israel announced it would ban foreigners from entering the country, lengthen quarantines for … More Israel To Host Miss Universe Contest Despite Omicron

Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From More African Nations – State News Agency

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior halted flights from and to Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comoros Islands on Sunday owing to concerns related to the spread of the new COVID-19 strain, state news agency SPA reported on Twitter. Saudi Arabia on Friday suspended flights to and from South Africa, Namibia, … More Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From More African Nations – State News Agency

OPEC+ Monitoring New Virus Variant, Some Concerned Over Outlook – Sources

PARIS, France – OPEC+ is monitoring developments around the new coronavirus variant, sources said on Friday, with some expressing concern that it may worsen the oil market outlook less than a week before a meeting to set policy. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+, is already facing a release … More OPEC+ Monitoring New Virus Variant, Some Concerned Over Outlook – Sources

Mauritius To Stop Flights From S.Africa From Nov.28 Over New Coronavirus Variant

PARIS, France – Mauritius will suspend all commercial passenger flights from South Africa from Nov.28 due to the new coronavirus variant Omicron, its foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday. A ministry statement also said any passengers who have been physically present in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe will be denied entry or … More Mauritius To Stop Flights From S.Africa From Nov.28 Over New Coronavirus Variant

Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant

PARIST, France – Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday. Travellers from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe will not be allowed to enter as of Friday night due to rising cases of the new variant, … More Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant