Qatar Airways are organising “charter relief flights” departing from Johannesburg during May

03 May 2020

The Embassy has received information that Qatar Airways is planning a number of so called “charter relief flights” from Johannesburg to Doha on 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 May (no flights are planned to depart from Cape Town). From Doha it is possible to book flights to Stockholm or Copenhagen. The Embassy has not received information about the practical and logistical arrangements for these flights. These flights are not part of the EU Member States’ joint repatriation efforts, which took place during April.

Those who wish to explore the possibility of traveling with Qatar Airways should first ensure that they have the right to enter Sweden, under the current entry ban (https://www.government.se/articles/2020/04/faqs--entry-to-the-eu-via-sweden-banned/).

 

The rules for who can travel on the flights planned by Qatar Airways may differ from those that are in place for the entry ban for Sweden. All who want to book a ticket with Qatar Airways should check with the airline that they fulfil the criteria for traveling on these flights. According to information from the airline South African citizens will not be able to book these flights, but please contact Qatar Airways for additional information and eligibility of those holding double citizenships.

 

The Embassy has been informed that the time allowed for transit in Doha is limited to 24 hours and that travellers are not allowed to leave the transit hall during this time.

 

Any person who wishes to travel with Qatar Airways and who has made sure that they would be allowed to enter into Sweden can contact Qatar Airways on https://www.qatarairways.com/getyouhome in order to make a booking. The flights are likely to fill up quickly. Anyone who already holds a ticket with Qatar Airways should contact Doha Call Centre on +974 4402 3000.

 

The Embassy does not have any additional information about the charter relief flights and therefore asks that all queries are directed to Qatar Airways.

 

Information from Qatar Airways:

 

Fl No

Date

Origin

Dest

STD

STA

QR 1368

05-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

QR 1368

07-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

QR 1368

09-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

QR 1368

12-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

QR 1368

14-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

QR 1368

16-May-20

JNB

DOH

19h15

05h05

 

 

Last updated 03 May 2020, 1.19 PM