June 2, 2023


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61 out of 600 South African air travelers tested positive – VG

Coronafest: 600 passengers refused to board the plane for several hours on Friday.

On Friday night, it became clear that 61 of the 600 South African travelers had tested positive. It is not known if they were infected with the new omicron variant.


Friday morning Two planes landed from South Africa At Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands. That same morning, the Dutch authorities imposed a ban on flights from South Africa.

Passengers had to wait for several hours when getting off the plane. Dutch health authorities wanted to test all passengers.

On Friday night, the newspaper wrote, it became clear that 61 out of 600 passengers tested positive General newspaper.

It is not known if they were infected with the new omicron variant, but Dutch health authorities are analyzing the samples to find out.

People who test positive are being asked to isolate themselves in a quarantine hotel for at least seven days if they develop symptoms, and five days if they do not.

Those who test negative must remain in home quarantine for five days and be tested again on the fifth day.

Waiting for an answer: Passengers are waiting for test results in Schiphol.

One of the planes landed from Cape Town at 10:30 and the other from Johannesburg at 11. The passengers of the two planes were separated from the rest of the airport.

On Friday, VG spoke with Bjarte Onsrud who was with the family on one of the planes.

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The family received the news about the new replacement on Thursday night, and in the airport lounge in Johannesburg, South Africa, they were told there might be some changes.

Onsrud hopes it will be nice to enter Norway – once the situation in the Netherlands is clear.