Air France to continue with its business route from Paris, as SA welcomes vaccination

The airline has noted the new regulations issued by the French government on the 29th of January 2021 and can confirm that all flights will continue to operate to South Africa as scheduled.

In order to comply with these new entry regulations, passengers with final destination France are advised to check the conditions for entry at the following website:

 In addition to the above, Air France confirms that there has been no change to the requirement of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or the 7-day isolation period on arrival in France followed by a second PCR test.

These new regulations do not apply to passengers in transit at Charles de Gaulle and Air France reminds passengers that the entry requirements of the country of final destination must still be adhered to. Travel requirements for all countries can be checked at:  

The schedule will remain as evening departures from Paris and Johannesburg, and the early arrival from Johannesburg into Paris ensures that passengers can connect to the first wave of connections at Charles de Gaulle with ease to the entire Air France network.

The route is being operated with a Boeing 777-300 aircraft equipped with refurbished cabins. On this aircraft, La Premiere (First Class) has four suites, the Business Class cabin has 58 seats which easily convert into a lie-flat bed and each with direct access to the aisle, Premium Economy has 28 seats and the Economy cabin can accommodate 206 passengers. Current airfares on Air France from Johannesburg to Europe start at ZAR 7,694.00 including airport taxes and surcharges.

As the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, Air France understands that passengers may be impacted at any time before or during their journey.

Since the onset, Air France has adopted commercial measures which permit the postponement or cancellation of a passenger’s trip without charge and without proof until September 2021. Passengers can request a travel voucher for future travel or request a full refund should the need arise.

Air France is committed to the health and safety of all passengers and crew on board.

The airline remains in continuous contact with various health and aviation authorities and proactively adjusts both their products and services dependent on the latest insights. Strict precautionary hygiene and safety and social distancing measures are taken on board and throughout the airport journey to transport passengers to their destination in a safe and healthy way.

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