Zim airports move into recovery phase

Zimbabwe’s airports have begun to prepare for what they hope is the return of normal passenger activity with Government officials on Saturday inspecting airports in a bid to instil confidence in the travelling public.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Tourism minister Nqobizita Ndhlovu led a delegation that started off at Robert Mugabe International Airport to ascertain the new health protocols put in place for the safe resumption of international flights.

The delegation was expected to extend their visit to Joshua  Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport.

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.

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority cooperate affairs manager, Godfrey Koti, told Zim Morning Post that the path to recovery for Zimbabwe’s airports will be dependent upon all stakeholders putting hands on deck to support the return of guests looking to come to one of Africa’s most-visited destinations.