Zimbabwe is officially reopening borders for international tourism on October 1st
The government of Zimbabwe held a cabinet meeting on September 8 and made the decision to reopen international airports and resume inbound tourism on October 1, 2020.
Domestic flights within the country have already resumed as of September 10th, jump-starting local tourism a few weeks early.
The Zimbabwean government declared the COVID-19 crisis a “national disaster” on March 27 and began a nationwide lockdown on March 30 that lasted for months. The closures have resulted in a devastating blow to the local economy, seeing as they had just reached an all-time high of 2.6 million tourists in 2018.
With Zimbabwe’s goal of having tourism equate to some $5 billion dollars by 2025, they are very eager to restart tourism as quickly, yet as safely, as they can.
It is required from all arriving nationals and foreign tourist to provide a negative PCT test before flight departure. Quarantine’s for arrivals after October 1st are not mandatory if the above PCR test requirement has been fulfilled.