Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said on Friday they don’t plan any progressions to their South Africa-US courses after the White House said it intends to force new travel curbs on southern Africa beginning Monday in the midst of worries about another COVID-19 variant.
Delta and United are the main US traveler carriers that have non-stop trips to southern Africa.
Delta presently works administration among Johannesburg and Atlanta multiple times week by week and the US airline said “there are no planned adjustments to service at this time.”
The White House said it intends to bar entry to most non-US residents who have been in South Africa and seven other African nations inside the most recent 14 days.
Airlines for America, a trade group representing major US passenger and cargo carriers, said Friday it remains “in communication with the US government as specifics remain unknown at this time and there are many unanswered questions. Amid this rapidly evolving situation, it is critical that US 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.”
United as of now operates five flights each week among Newark and Johannesburg and repeated Friday it intends to restart administration among Newark and Cape Town on Dec. 1 as planned.