Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the government is finalizing on modalities for the re-opening of airports to support the resumption of the tourism sector.
Tourism has been identified as one of the key pillars for economic revival together with agriculture and mining by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration since November 2017. However, like any other sector of the economy it has not been spared from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The plan is to start with the resumption of domestic flights and then move to international flights,” Mutsvangwa said. “Cabinet approved the resumption of the rest of tourism operations including boat operations.”
Under the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy — Vision 2025, government targets to increase tourist arrivals to over 5.5 million by 2023, as well as growing tourism receipts from $1 billion in 2017 to $3.5 billion by 2023.