Zimbabwe’s Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, announced during a post-cabinet briefing on 08 September 2020 that the country has set dates for the reopening of its airspace for domestic and international flights. Domestic flights in Zimbabwe will resume on 10 September 2020, while international flights will be allowed again from 01 October 2020.
For the resumption of flights, standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been put in place at some of the country’s domestic airports and all its international airports. The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has introduced new health protocols to increase hygiene at the airports. These include temperature testing, social distancing, sanitisation and mandatory wearing of masks. Travellers planning to board a flights to or in Zimbabwe will be required to have a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) Covid-19 clearance certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.