HARARE, Sept eight (Reuters) – Zimbabwe will resume home flights from Thursday and worldwide flights subsequent month in a lift to tourism, however travellers shall be required to have COVID-19 clearance certificates, the federal government mentioned.
The Southern African nation suspended flights and shut its borders in March because it sought to curb the unfold of the coronavirus, which has contaminated 7,388 individuals and resulted in 218 deaths.
The federal government mentioned in an announcement that home flights would resume on Sept. 10, whereas worldwide flights would begin on Oct. 1.
“All travellers shall be required to have a PCR (polymerase chain response) COVID-19 clearance certificates issued by a recognised facility inside 48 hours from the date of departure,” the assertion mentioned.
A COVID-19 lockdown has till now closed all vacationer points of interest, forcing some motels and resorts to put off staff. The federal government expects the tourism sector to contract 7.four% this 12 months. (Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan)