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Local news and information for passengers travelling domestically, regionally and to London and beyond on British Airways.

Johannesburg Arrivals Lounge Closed

The Arrivals Lounge in Johannesburg for British Airways premium passengers closed on Wednesday 20 May 2009. We regret any inconvenience caused to our customers.

The British Airways departure lounges will remain open however, with a capacity of hosting up to 243 people in separate First and Club lounges.

You can find out more information on our Galleries First Lounge and Galleries Club Lounge here:

New Visa requirements for South African nationals visiting the United Kingdom

With effect from Tuesday 03 March 2009, all South African nationals will require a visa in order to visit or transit the United Kingdom.

Read more about the new visa requirements:

Temporary passport holders

The United Kingdom no longer accept passengers travelling on South African temporary passports.
Please ensure that you obtain a valid passport when travelling to or transitting through the United Kingdom.