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South African Airways has cancelled all its flights to and from Mauritius following the imposition of a travel ban on South Africa by the Mauritian government.

Restrictions were also placed on at least five other southern African countries after the Omicron variant was identified by South African scientists last week.

SAA interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo said despite efforts to help passengers – who had still been allowed to travel to the island by Sunday – the airline had been forced to cancel the inbound flight.

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