A group of about a hundred South Africans stranded at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in the Netherlands got a flight back to South Africa.
The South Africans were informed shortly before leaving from Schipol Airport to Cape Town International Airport that their flights were canceled because they had not been given permission to land in South Africa.
The South Africans are now flying to Johannesburg although they would originally fly to Cape Town. They will also have to remain in quarantine for two weeks in Johannesburg before being able to return to the Western Cape at their own expense.
Beverley Schäfer, DA MPW in the Western Cape as well as one of the coordinators of the HomeAwayFromHome initiative, says the question is why they couldn’t fly Cape Town. The South Africans have already paid a lot of money to fly to Amsterdam from various places. “These are not rich people, but teachers and contract workers who have lost their jobs abroad and do not have the money for extra expenses