The department of international relations is warning South Africans travelling overseas this festive season that they could be stranded due to the rise in Covid-19 infections, especially in the northern hemisphere.

International relations minister Naledi Pandor warned on Monday that those wanting to travel to those countries that they might “become distressed or even destitute abroad”, depending on the levels of lockdown in the respective countries and with the likelihood of international flights being cancelled at short notice...

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