KLM to operate two repatriation flights from SA

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in conjunction with the Dutch Embassy in South Africa is arranging two special repatriation flights that will depart South Africa on May 29 and 30, 2020.

In a statement by the Airline, there will be one flight from Cape Town on May 29, 2020 at 11:15 am and another from Johannesburg on 30 May 2020 at 10:30 am to Amsterdam.

“These flights will enable Dutch nationals as well as other European Union members and Schengen states residents to return home,” read the statement.

KLM added that apart from Schengen residents, South Africa g citizens will be allowed to board and according to South African government regulations, these will be South Africans married to foreigners, whose foreigner spouses are already in the countries of residence, South Africans with dual citizenship, South Africans who are Permanent Residents in a foreign country as well as people who have left their families abroad and are travelling to rejoin.

“Non-EU and Schengen state citizens must have an onward ticket from Amsterdam in order to board this flight, unless you have a residency permit for an EU or Schengen state country.”

In addition, the airline revealed that they were taking a series of measures to keep passengers and their staff as safe as possible.

“The wearing of facial protection during boarding and on board is mandatory for KLM passengers,” said the carrier.

“Passengers must ensure that they carry the required facial protection with them. Cabin crew will of course also wear facial protection.”

Even though food and drink will be available, on board service will be adapted to limit the contact between passengers and cabin crew as much as possible.

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