Church officials in southern Africa criticize travel ban after omicron

International check-in counters stand empty at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg Nov. 28, 2021, as several airlines stopped flying out of South Africa amid the spread of the omicron variant. Travel bans on southern Africa are based on "a deep-seated racism" and have a severe impact on the poor in the region, where many livelihoods depend on the tourism industry, said a prominent Jesuit. (CNS photo/Sumaya Hisham, Reuters)

By: Bronwen Dachs

Date: December 14, 2021