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Zimbabwe increases lockdown measures to combat rising case numbers

On the 2nd January 2021, the government of Zimbabwe announced it would be reimplementing a national lockdown with measures to curb the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country. In his address to the nation, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Constantino Chiwenga, confirmed that there had been a surge …

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Fastjet announces interim schedule changes

Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced interim changes to its schedule, following concerns around the COVID-19 resurgence and the identification of new strains. Extended curfews in both Zimbabwe and South Africa has affected travel planning, and as a result the airline has temporarily adjusted its schedules to accommodate customers’ journeys to and from airports, whilst adapting to …

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VIDEO: ‘In absence of tourists, Victoria Falls residents come together to explore their own city’

December is usually one of the busiest periods for Zimbabwe’s tourism hub of Victoria Falls, with typical hotel occupancies of around 90%. This year, following the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism community has been hard hit. Businesses, livelihoods and local communities have all been impacted. In an extraordinary …

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KAZA Brochure released to promote regional recovery

A tailor-made destination brochure of the world’s largest Transfrontier Conservation Area was released this week in an effort to assist and promote the recovery of tourism to the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). Standing at approximately 520,000km², the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) occupies part of the Okavango and Zambezi river basins, encompassing areas …

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa grants city status for Victoria Falls

An official ceremony was held in Victoria Falls today as President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially granted city status to the tourism hub of Zimbabwe. Present at the event were the Local Government Minister July Moyo, Matabeleland North Minister of State Richard Moyo, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda and Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini. The newly proclaimed …

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Covid-19 PCR Testing now available at Victoria Falls Airport

Lancet Clinical Laboratories have set-up a laboratory test site at the Victoria Falls Airport in order to provide Covid-19 PCR Tests for travellers arriving into the tourism hub of Zimbabwe. As per the Ministry of Health and Child Care requirements, all regional and international travellers arriving into Zimbabwe will be required to produce a negative …

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Airlines now flying into Victoria Falls

Following the re-opening of Zimbabwe’s Airports to International travellers, we have put together a list of the airlines currently flying into Victoria Falls. AIRLINE SOURCE ROUTING SCHEDULE Ethiopian Airlines International Addis – Ndola – Victoria Falls Wednesdays and Saturdays Fastjet Domestic Harare – Victoria Falls Thursdays and Sundays Air Zimbabwe Domestic Harare – Victoria Falls …

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Fastjet resume flights between Harare & Victoria Falls

We are pleased to confirm that domestic flights between between Harare and Victoria Falls resumed as of 1st October 2020, and will operate every Thursday and Sunday. These routes are currently on promotion offering reduced flight fares one way including taxes and free baggage allowance. As a standard product offering on all domestic and international …

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Zimbabwe re-opens it’s Airports for travellers

Zimbabwe re-opened its major airports to International and Regional passenger flights on 1 October 2020, with domestic services having already resumed earlier in September. Victoria Falls was amongst the major airports in the country to re-open with Air Zimbabwe being the first to resume flights to the destination from Harare. Please note the following measures which have been …

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Vice President tours International Airports to assess readiness for tourism re-opening

This last weekend saw the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, who is also the Minister of Health & Child Care, Hon.CGN Chiwenga and the Hon N.M Ndhlovu touring the countries International Airports to assess the readiness for the return of tourism. The tour began with R.G.Mugabe International Airport, and included JKM Nkomo in …