Travel Alert - Middle East January 2020



During the past two weeks the Middle Eastern countries of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have experienced increased tension following a number of military incidents in the region. As a result, the Department of International Relations (DIRCO) has urged all South Africans who are travelling to the Middle East to inform the government prior to departure.

Traveller safety remains our top priority and as such we will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. We are maintaining close contact with our suppliers and will notify travellers of any flight schedule changes to the region.

The security situation in the Gulf remains volatile and can fluctuate with little warning. Travellers are therefore requested to assess the security situation prior to travel.