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Cyclone „Berguitta” is currently moving south-west along the Indian Ocean. Mauritius airport is considering a closure for January 17, 2018. This will affect the Condor flight schedule in the coming days.
The Condor flight DE2314, on 17 January, 2018 from Frankfurt to Mauritius will be delayed by 24 hours to 18 January, 16:20h (local time). As a result, DE2315 return flight from Mauritius to Frankfurt will also be delayed by 24 hours to 19 January, 08:30h (local time).
The safety and security of our passengers is our highest priority. We apologise to all our passengers for the inconvenience. Our guests who are in the affected destinations will be informed about the latest developments by our employees on the ground. Guests whose flights are part of a package deal should contact their travel agent.
We are in constant contact with the authorities and will continue to monitor the situation very closely. Updates on possible changes to our flight schedule will also be provided.
Dominican Republic: Tourist Card Fee Now Included in Flight Fares
The entry requirements of the Dominican Republic stipulate that every tourist must have a Tourist Card before going through the passport control area upon arrival. Until now, tourists have been able to purchase the Tourist Card online, from machines at airports and ports or via travel agents or consulates. This requirement also applies to German tourists.
The new decree concerning this requirement stipulates that from 1st April 2018, the price of the Tourist Card will be added to the price of all air and sea travel tickets purchased by tourists for their journey to the Dominican Republic. The Condor booking systems are therefore being adapted to meet this new regulation and the Tourist Card fee of $10 will be automatically added to the price of Condor tickets.
This new procedure means that when travelling to the Dominican Republic, you are no longer required to independently purchase a Tourist Card. In the past, passengers arriving at the airports in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana were often confronted with a long wait because most tourists purchased their Tourist Cards from the machines at the airports upon arrival. With these new measures, the government hopes to optimise the Tourist Card procedure at local airports.
If you travel to the Dominican Republic by land, you are not affected by these new regulations. The previous procedure for land travel still applies.
Kenya: import of plastic bags is prohibited
Since Monday, 28 August 2017, the import and use of plastic bags of all kinds in Kenya has been prohibited. This includes both carrying and refuse bags.
This legislation also applies to travelers who transport plastic bags in their luggage or bring them as "Duty Free" bags.
Please be advised to avoid plastic bags when packing. Duty-free bags will be collected upon arrival.
The new law provides for high fines to enforce the prohibition accordingly.
Zanzibar: Yellow fever vaccination is now compulsory
According to information received from the Foreign office, contrary to previous advice, it is now official that evidence of yellow fever vaccination is required in order to enter Zanzibar. This also applies if you travel to Zanzibar from the Tanzanian mainland by sea or air.
These new requirements have been confirmed explicitly by the Tanzanian Embassy in Berlin (and on the website). However, if you are spending your holiday on the Tanzanian mainland only, this does not apply when travelling from Europe.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Condor safety team has banned any carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from all our flights, as both checked luggage and also hand luggage. This follows reports of them burning up and also the US aviation authorities taking a similar step for US flights this weekend.
This ban does not apply to the Samsung Galaxy 7 phone, which is a different device and has not suffered the problems of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.