Zimbabwe will reopen airports for domestic travel from 10 September and 1 October 2020 for international travel.
Addressing the media in Harare during a Cabinet Briefing, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said: “Cabinet approved the opening up of the country’s skies to both domestic and international flights effective 10th September and 1st October, 2020, respectively.”
Last week Zimbabwe announced that it was working on modalities for the resumption of flights to kick start the country’s tourism sector. Medical and hygienic measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers and staff.
“Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been put in place for the reopening of international and some domestic airports. The National Guidelines for Aviation Safety and Security have been developed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) to ensure the safety of both the travellers and airport staff.”
“These are additional to temperature testing, social distancing, sanitization, and mandatory wearing of masks. All travellers will be required to have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines.”
Air Zimbabwe and Fasjet are the two commercial airlines operating domestic flights on the Zimbabwean golden triangle route of Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo.
The Zimbabwean airspace has been closed to scheduled commercial passenger flights since March 2020 following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the region.
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