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Newsline: The US Embassy in South Africa is arranging evacuation of stranded citizens

The embassy has set up up a registration website for US Citizens who wants to leave on an evacuation flight. (https://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/379421/us-embassy-says-stranded-americans-should-be-evacuated-from-sa-by-next-week) US consul-general to South Africa Virginia Blaser says the government contract charter flights should be arranged by early next week. A government contract flight is a type of charter airline operation contracted with a government agency. Blaser says hundreds of American tourists became stranded in South Africa when international flights were cancelled ahead of the nationwide lockdown.

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