Zimbabwe has opened its skies for both domestic and international air travellers, after a five month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cabinet approved domestic flights to resume this Thursday 10 September while international flights will start on 1 October.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists during a post Cabinet media briefing that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were now in place for the reopening of international and some domestic airports.
She said the National Guidelines for Aviation Safety and Security have also been developed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) to ensure the safety of both the travellers and airport staff
“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,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
She added, “these requirements are additional to temperature testing, social distancing, sanitization, and mandatory wearing of masks” .
Zimbabwe follows Ghana which also opened its skies last month.