Travellers and visitors to Zimbabwe exhibiting coronavirus symptoms will be tested upon arrival in the country even if they have a COVID-19 Free Certificate from their countries of origin.

The tests will cost US$60.

This was revealed by Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-Cabinet briefing on Tuesday in Harare. She said:

As a measure to guarantee the safety of travellers, Cabinet further resolved that in line with Statutory Instrument 216(5) Section 8, which requires travellers showing Covid-19 symptoms, whether or not they have a COVID-19-free certificate to be tested, a nominal fee of US$60 be levied on travellers tested at ports of entry, and that the proceeds be used to replenish laboratory commodities.

Resume services to allow for the movement of tourists and citizens who are unable to use public transport.

She also said following further ease lockdown restrictions, security personnel will be directing greater attention towards the enforcement of critical COVID-19 containment measures such as physical distancing and the proper wearing of face masks.

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