Domestic and international flights will resume operations on this coming Saturday. The Airliners had ceased to operate since the eruption of COVID-19 pandemic early this year.
The Government announced the positive development during a Press Cabinet Briefing held this Tuesday in the Capital.
“Cabinet approved the opening up of the country’s skies to both domestic and international flights effective 10th September and 1st October, 2020, respectively,” says Monica Mutsvangwa Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister.
Meanwhile mode of operation will see the adoption of Standard Operating Proceedures (SOPS) to ensure safety and containing of COVID-19 measures inline with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
“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.”