Zimbabwe will resume domestic flights from Thursday and international flights next month in a boost to tourism, but travellers will be required to have COVID-19 clearance certificates, the government said.
Government suspended flights and shut the borders in March as it sought to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected 7,388 people and resulted in 218 deaths.
According to the Ministry Of Information and Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Domestic and international flights will resume on 10 September and 1 October respectively.
This was posted on Twitter by the Ministry which revealed that the development was revealed during a post-cabinet briefing:
#PostCabinetBriefing Domestic and International flights will resume on 10 September and 1 October respectively. All travellers will be required to have a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure.
The government recently announced that returning residents with 48-hour negative COVID-19 certificate can proceed to their homes and self-quarantine there. Zambia, Nigeria and Tanzania are among the countries that have opened their countries to international travellers.