Air Zimbabwe temporarily suspends all operations

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Zimbabwe’s flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, has temporarily suspended all domestic and regional flight operations with effect from 26 March 2020 until further notice.

In a travel advisory released by the airline, these measures were in line with the travel restrictions imposed by the government of Zimbabwe, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“However, the last flight to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania shall operate on 28 March 2020 to assist returning residents,” said the airline through the advisory.

Air Zimbabwe added that the operation of this flight remained guided by travel restriction directives issued by the Zimbabwean government, the Republic of Tanzania and the World Health Organisation.

Further to the suspension of flights, the airline also announced that its sales offices would be closed from March 30, 2020 to April 13, 2020.

During this period, the airline would be open to bookings for special passenger and cargo charter operations.

“The decision to close sales offices has been taken as a health and safety precautionary measure to reduce person to person contact as guided by the government as well as the World Health Organisation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the airline, through a travel advisory.

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