KLM and Air France are organizing repatriation flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg

KLM and Air France, in coordination with the Dutch and French Embassies in South Africa, have organised several repatriation flights. These flights will enable Dutch and French nationals as well as other European Union members and Schengen states residents to return home.

KLM will operate 6 flights to Amsterdam:

  • From Cape Town 11 July, 18 July and 25 July (KL598) 
  • From Johannesburg on 12 July, 18 July and 19 July (KL592)

Air France will operate 3 flights to Paris:

  • From Cape Town on 12 July (AF995) 
  • From Johannesburg on 11 July and 25 July (AF871)
 From ToFare in Economy
(all taxes included)* 
Fare in Business
(all taxes included)* 
Cape Town 
Amsterdam971 Euro
(~19 350 ZAR)
2 326 Euro
(~46 450 ZAR)
Austria: Vienna
Belgium: Brussels
Czech Republic: Prague
Denmark: Billund, Copenhagen
Finland: Helsinki
France: Paris, Bordeaux (other cities via Paris)
Germany: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremburg, Stuttgart
Greece Athens
Hungary: Budapest
Italy: Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice
Norway: Bergen, Oslo
Poland: Warsaw
Portugal: Lisbon
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid
Switzerland: Basel, Geneva, Zurich
Sweden: Goteborg, Stockholm
UK & Ireland: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester
~1 155 Euro
(~23 000 ZAR)
~2 470 Euro
(~50 100 ZAR)
Other destinations or Long Haul destinations Please contact our Sales and Service Center  

* Prices might vary slightly due to airport taxes difference and fluctuation in exchange rates.


How to book a seat:

Website: You can book your ticket through our website  for KLM flights and through the Air France website  the Air France flights by searching for a one-way trip and specific date. The calendar view will not display them. Please book only for the flights on these dates and flight numbers.

Call centre: Our Sales and Service Centre can be contacted to book a flight, via phone: +27 (0)10 205 0100 or +27(0)10 205 0101, daily between 09:00 – 16:00. Payment can only be made with credit card. If you have an existing booking with Air France or KLM you can use it to (partially) pay for this flight.

Additional Information: During the booking process a link will be given to fill in a web form. You need to fill in the form for each passenger in your reservation. It is mandatory to fill in this web form. In case you missed the link in your booking process, you can find it here  for KLM flights and here  for Air France flights.

/!\ Please be aware that it is mandatory to submit information required by the South African authorities /!\

Book before flight closes: Flights will be closed for bookings 5 days prior to departure in order to submit all information to the South African Authorities.


What happens after you booked a ticket:

Once a ticket is received, request your Embassy, or the Embassy of your destination, to issue a ‘laissez-passer’ letter. This allows you to travel to the assembly point on the day of departure.

From the assembly point all passengers will be transported to the airport by bus. Please take note that you are not allowed to travel directly to the airport.

After flight is closed for booking, all passengers who have bought a ticket will receive all information about the process on the day of departure, the assembly point, how to get there, the time schedule and other relevant info for your trip. This will be sent by KLM or Air France.

Who is allowed to travel?

  • Citizens of European Union*, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland 
  • Holders of Residence permit for any of the European Union countries 
  • Holders of Residence permit for the United Kingdom, Norway or Switzerland 
  • Third country residents (outside European Union countries + United Kingdom + Switzerland + Norway) in transit in Amsterdam with a connecting flight to countries outside the EU Schengen area, with their luggage labelled through
  • Foreign citizens married to European Union citizens issued with the appropriate visa for their destination 
  • Foreign citizens with Residence Permit for any of the European Union countries + United Kingdom + Switzerland + Norway 
  • Foreign citizens holding MVV (D-visa) for any of the European Union countries + United Kingdom + Switzerland + Norway

/!\ In case of doubt whether you are eligible to travel, contact the embassy of your destination to verify /!\

*European Union countries (27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Sanitary and health measures

KLM and Air France are taking a series of measures to keep you and our staff as safe as possible.

Wearing facial protection during boarding and flight is mandatory for KLM and Air France passengers. Cabin crew will of course also wear facial protection.
Our on board service is adapted to limit the contact between passengers and our cabin crew as much as possible.
All our aircrafts are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with approved disinfectants at least every 24 hours. During the flight, the air in our aircraft is continually renewed with fresh air drawn in from outside. Our aircraft are equipped with an air filtration system consisting of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which capture 99,99% of viruses and bacteria, including coronaviruses, filtering all air in the cabin every 180 seconds. 

For more info, please follow this  link.