The government has approved the opening up of the country’s skies to both domestic and international flights effective 10th September and 1st October, 2020, respectively. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said 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 travelers and airport staff. These are additional to temperature testing, social distancing, sanitization, and mandatory wearing of masks. “All travelers 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,” she said.</div>
Following representations from the Liquor Retailers’ Association seeking permission for liquor retailers to commence operations, Cabinet resolved that operations could resume in line with COVID-19 regulations and on condition that no liquor is consumed at their premises.