According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austrians who are on vacation in southern Africa can also be flown home from South Africa with the Swiss airline Swiss. A spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Michael Linhart (ÖVP) said that the possibility of returning home in view of the new Omikron coronavirus mutation is now available for all those who continue traveling in transit.
How many Austrians followed the invitation to return is not yet known. The situation in South Africa itself is now apparently relaxed. A few days ago, eXXpress talked to a Viennese woman who is currently wintering in Cape Town. She definitely doesn’t want to go back to Austria.