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COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

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 …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

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 …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

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 …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

Zimbabwe reopens for Intra-District Domestic Travel with specific Guidelines for the Tourism Sector

An updated Statutory Instrument was released yesterday, 3rd July 2020, confirming the reopening of Zimbabwe’s National Parks, the reopening of restaurants, and the reopening of Hotels and Accommodation facilities who comply with the approved guidelines for designated Tourism Facilities. The revised SI allows for intra-district travel within the country which is hoped to assist in …

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Zimbabwe National Parks and Restaurants set to re-open

Following a cabinet meeting held yesterday, the Zimbabwe Government resolved that with regards to the Tourism and Hospitality Sector, requests for variations of operating conditions in respect of restaurant operators, and to re-open National Parks was granted. Cabinet approved for the current statutory instrument to be amended to allow for the following: Non-hotel based restaurants …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

Zimbabwe National Lockdown Extended Indefinitely

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown indefinitely, in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks as the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in a strategic and gradual manner. Informal street markets will remain shut while the government consults health specialists …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

Zimbabwe National Lockdown extended by 14 days

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the national lockdown in Zimbabwe by 14 days in an effort to the limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country. New conditions under the extension include the mandatory wearing of masks in public places and businesses may resume operations from 8am to 3pm daily. Schools will no longer re-open …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

National Lockdown begins in Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that a nationwide lockdown will be in effect across Zimbabwe for 21 days to prevent further spread of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the lockdown, all informal markets will be closed and formal markets will only be open for four hours daily; exemptions will be made for food …