Repatriation Registration

South African Airways has received approvals to operate flights to and from the following destinations:
  • Johannesburg to Washington on the 29th of May.
  • Washington to Johannesburg on the 01st of June.
  • Johannesburg to Dubai on the 06th of June.
  • Johannesburg to Bahrain on the 06th of June.
  • Bahrain to Johannesburg on the 07th of June.
  • Dubai to Johannesburg on the 8th of June.

We require an expression of interest to determine the viability both commercially and logistically. Registration on this portal determines the viability of the flight. Once the flight is approved, an SAA staff member will contact you to book your flight.

Please note that customers booked and ticketed for 19th May, Washington flight have been moved to the 29th of May departure automatically.

From Johannesburg to Dubai:
  • South African citizens holding valid work visas are now permitted to travel. Please send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za with a copy of your passport and approved visa in order to obtain an approval to travel.
  • SAA will request that you send the approval together with your passport in order to book you on the flight.
  • The fare out of Johannesburg (JNB) is ZAR20 500 in economy class.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections if applicable on arrival in Dubai.
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 23kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Johannesburg to Bahrain:
  • South African citizens holding valid work visas are now permitted to travel. Please send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za with a copy of your passport and approved visa in order to obtain an approval to travel.
  • SAA will request that you send the approval together with your passport in order to book you on the flight.
  • The fare out of Johannesburg (JNB) is ZAR20 500 in economy class.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections on arrival in Bahrain.
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 23kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Bahrain to Johannesburg:
  • South African citizens must be approved by DHA to travel.
  • SAA will send the list to DHA for approval.
  • The fare out of Bahrain (BAH) ZAR19 500 in economy class.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • The flight terminates in Johannesburg (JNB). Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections if applicable.
  • All SA citizens on board this flight will be subjected to mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon arrival in Johannesburg at a quarantine site selected by the Department of Health. You will not be allowed to self-quarantine at your preferred place.
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 23kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Dubai to Johannesburg:
  • South African citizens must be approved by DHA to travel.
  • SAA will send the list to DHA for approval.
  • The fare out of Dubai (DXB) ZAR15 000 in economy class.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • The flight terminates in Johannesburg (JNB). Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections if applicable.
  • All SA citizens on board this flight will be subjected to mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon arrival in Johannesburg at a quarantine site selected by the Department of Health. You will not be allowed to self-quarantine at your preferred place.
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 23kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Johannesburg to Washington:
  • South African citizens holding valid work visas are now permitted to travel. Please send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za with a copy of your passport and approved visa in order to obtain an approval to travel.
  • SAA will request that you send the approval together with your passport in order to book you on the flight.
  • Customers previously booked and ticketed on this flight will be moved to the 29th May 2020.
  • The fare out of Johannesburg (JNB) ZAR60 000 (USD3253.00) in business class and is ZAR35 000 (USD1898.00) in economy class
  • Please note that on these repatriation flights, a business class ticket does NOT include the following: business class meals, business class baggage allowance, business-class amenities or service.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA
  • The flight terminates in Washington (IAD). Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections if applicable
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 20kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Cape Town to Washington:
  • South African citizens holding valid work visas are now permitted to travel. Please send an email to Covid19travel@dha.gov.za with a copy of your passport and approved visa in order to obtain an approval to travel.
  • SAA will request that you send the approval together with your passport in order to book you on the flight.
  • Customers previously booked and ticketed on this flight will be moved to the 29th May 2020.
  • The fare out of Cape Town (CPT) is ZAR65 500 (USD3552.00) in business class and ZAR40 500 (USD2196.00) in economy class.
  • Please note that on these repatriation flights, a business class ticket does NOT include the following: business class meals, business class baggage allowance, business-class amenities or service.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA
  • The flight terminates in Washington (IAD). Passengers are responsible for their own onward connections if applicable
  • Baggage allowance for a charter flight is standard 2 pieces at 20kg per piece and 1 x 7kg for hand luggage.
  • Infants pay 10% and sit on the parents lap; one infant per adult. Luggage 1 piece at 15kg plus 1 x car seat or stroller allowed.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight

From Washington to Johannesburg:
  • Only South African Citizens cleared by DHA will be allowed to book and travel
  • Business Class available at a cost of R35 000 (USD1882.00) The cost of an Economy class seats is R15 150.00 (USD815.00)
  • Please note that on these repatriation flights, a business class ticket does NOT include the following: business class meals, business class baggage allowance, business-class amenities or service.
  • Monies are payable via EFT, 48 hours before the flight departs.
  • You will be allowed maximum of 2 X 20 kg check in luggage and 1 X 7 kg hand luggage per person.
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 is not allowed to board the flight.
  • All passengers who pay in advance will be issued with e-tickets by SAA.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA
  • SAA will not be able to board any passengers without valid e-tickets.
  • All SA citizens on board this flight will be subjected to mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon arrival in Johannesburg at a quarantine site selected by the Department of Health. You will not be allowed to self-quarantine at your preferred place. A consent form will be available for completion and submission at the SAA counter.
  • Officials from the South African High Commission will be available render assistance at the airport to ensure all the forms are completed, collected and submitted to the responsible desk official.

General Information
  • Please only register ONCE.
  • Registration on this portal does not constitute a reservation for the flight, it is only a record of your interest.
  • Please note that a Business class seat does not include any Business class service or amenities - it is the seat differentiation only.
  • Please do not deposit money into the SAA account until you are confirmed by SAA and receive a booking reference.
  • Only Electronic Bank Transfers will be accepted as form of payment.
  • No pets, live animals or sporting equipment allowed. However guide dogs will be allowed.
  • Registration can only be per person, unless the adult has an accompanying infant.
  • All passengers MUST carry their own PPE/Masks for the flight
  • New destinations will only be advertised when they are confirmed, or when a charter is being explored.
  • When you receive an email confirming your booking please forward a copy of your passport and proof of payment with your name and surname to SAA
  • SAA reserves the right to reschedule flights based on demand.

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