Covid-19: Zimbabwe flights resume, 419 passengers fly out

Zimbabwe flights resume Covid-19

Covid-19 Zimbabwe flights resume, 419 passengers fly out

It was a hive of activity at the Robert Mugabe International Airport on the second day of the opening of airspace to local and international flights after a long lay off due to Covid-19 lock-down.

Investigations by the Zim Morning Post revealed that at least 419 passengers flew out of the country via the RG Mugabe International Airport.

Passenger manifestos seen by the Zim Morning Post show that Fastjet which departed Harare at 0625 hours had 47 passengers while Emirates which took to the skies at 12:55 had 134 passengers from Harare.

Ethiopian Airways departed at 13:40 had 140 passengers while RwandAir which took off at 15:30 had 56 passengers.

The last aircraft to depart Harare was Kenyan Airways which departed at 16:25 and had 42 passengers on board.

The airports have been installing sanitization booths at the arrival and departure sections while private laboratory service providers have set up testing booths for in-bound travellers.

The laboratories have pegged a US$25 charge for a rapid results tests and US$70 for a PCR test as airports around the country move into a recovery phase.

The immigration counters will be used to check for Covid-19 certification.

Government is expected to to finalise modalities for the reopening of airports to support the resumption of the tourism sector.

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