KLM and KLM Cityhopper personnel no longer have to stay overnight in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.

This is due to the major outbreaks of the corona virus in these countries.

The trade union for cabin crew VNC reports on Thursday that an agreement has been reached with KLM on these so-called night stops.

VNC previously urged KLM and KLM Cityhopper to stop operating flights where staff only return or continue flying after an overnight stay at their destination.

These overnight stays in corona fires would cause unrest among staff.

A spokesperson at KLM explains that in the agreed situation, the number of contact moments will be reduced, as staff hardly ever leave the aircraft or the airport.

It is still unclear how these changes will affect KLM's flight schedule.

For example, the agreements could become another puzzle for flights to and from South Africa.

It is an eleven-hour flight from Amsterdam to, for example, Johannesburg, which means that employees are entitled to rest periods according to the collective labor agreement.

Distress due to more contagious corona mutation

Concerns about flights to these countries have arisen due to the surge in positive corona tests in these countries.

Mutations of the coronavirus have emerged in both the United Kingdom and South Africa that are more contagious than the previously known variant of the virus.

From Friday it is mandatory for travelers from Ireland, the United Kingdom and South Africa who come to the Netherlands to have a negative rapid test.

This test must be taken immediately before departure.