Dubai-based airline Emirates says it will suspend all flights to and from South Africa from 16 to 28 January.
The decision had been taken for operational reasons, it said, without elaborating.
“Customers holding tickets with final destinations in South Africa from 16 January to 28 January will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin,” Emirates added.
Emirates is popular with travellers to and from South Africa, but there has been a sharp drop in travel because of the coronavirus outbreak.
South Africa has seen a surge in cases since a new variant was identified in the country in November.