The mutation of the Covid-19 virus has led to new variants. The first cases were found in South Africa. And this condition has made many countries to not allow commercial flights from South Africa anymore, leaving many people isolated in a foreign country.
What is Omicron? The situation in South Africa and the closed borders
On 25 November 2021, in South Africa, a new Covid-19 variant, called the Omicron variant has been discovered. They haven’t had COVID-19 cases for the past 2 months, until the new patients were tested and diagnosed with another variant not seen before.
Many countries around the world restricted travel from South Africa as the foreign ministry made the statement. This variant was, initially named B.1.1.529 and it has numerous mutations.
The number of people diagnosed is increasing in almost all of South Africa’s provinces and only 24% of the population is known to be fully vaccinated. The head of the South African Medical Association said that the cases found up until now in South Africa were not serious, but investigations about the variant are still at a very early stage. The patients are mainly young. Their symptoms are so far mild and can be treated at home. They include: tiredness and a sore body for one or two days. Also, there has been no loss of smell or taste and drop in the oxygen levels with the new variant.
Recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to follow health regulations and science so travel restrictions can be avoided.
He advised countries around the world not to establish flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new COVID variant -the omicron variant. Moeti pointed out in his statement that lack of travel heavily affects people even though, it might play to a small degree a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and added that if restrictions are implemented, they should not be intrusive or invasive, but should be scientifically based instead, according to the International Health Regulations, which is a binding instrument of international law acknowledged by over 190 countries.”
Lately, cases of people diagnosed with the omicron variant of the coronavirus have shown up in countries on opposite sides of the world. And many governments have quickly proceeded to close their borders. Scientists claimed that there is no data yet to show if the new variant omicron is more dangerous or causes more serious illness than other previous versions of the corona virus.
While the omicron continues to be investigated, WHO recommends that all countries take a scientific approach and risk-based and put in place measures which can limit its possible spread.
Laboratories there have aproach to testing reagents to work at full capacity. Furthermore, WHO said it is ready to offer additional help, reinforcing COVID-19 responses including infection prevention, treatment, surveillance, and community engagement in southern African provinces.
Air evacuation services South Africa
AeroJet Me makes it possible for the people to rejoin their families by evacuating stranded expats and organizes private jet charter evacuation flights from South Africa due to Omicron. Air evacuation has never been easier than with AeroJet Me.
Our Jet Charter Services ensure a smooth private flight evacuation with support of professional team available 24/7. We provide you with the right aircraft capable to do flights to Europe from South Africa.
In the case of pandemic, it’s often the main international airports that get shut down first. We can schedule flights from South Africa to Europe in smaller regional airports to help perform timely evacuation flight for you. By using a private jet charter, we can provide you with more options when it comes to the access of the airports and you can decide your own flight itinerary.
The safety of Aerojet Me air evacuation services in South Africa
We give true importance to your security during transport. Flying with platinum and gold rated ARGUS operators has never been so safe. For those of you afraid to travel, we assure you access to the latest technology of private aviation. We offer several options to our client and he is free to choose the best suitable solution.
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Why use the opportunity of emergency evacuation flight from South Africa with AeroJet Me?
To sum up, many countries have banned air travel to and from South Africa, including the United States, other European nations, and some Asian countries. The restrictive measures that have been taken by various governments due to the new Covid variant situation in South Africa, have left many people find themselves immobilized and unable to find a commercial flight to return to their respective countries. Aerojet Me –a leading private jet charter company is able to organize fast emergency evacuation flights to Europe from South Africa and other countries. AeroJet Me primary mission is to ensure the safety of the clients around the world and to do so, we have several evacuation and extraction plans according to the scenarios in force. Very early on in the spread of the epidemic, we have implemented evacuation services that anticipated the closing of borders one after the other.