The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has announced that more airlines are expected to resume scheduled flights to the Julius Nyerere International Airport, including KLM who start operations on June 30.
According to TCAA Director General, Hamza Johari, Emirates will resume flights on 15th July 2020.
Tanzania opened its airspace on 18th May 2020, seeking to bring back lost opportunities in the tourism and the hospitality industry. Ethiopian Airlines became the first to fly in passengers on 1st June, followed by Qatar Airways on 16th June.
Sports and other related activities have also resumed in Tanzania, making it the first African country to resume a national league following its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As much as fans are allowed into the stadiums, children and the elderly have been barred from such places. The fans are required to wear face masks, wash their hands, and observe social distancing rules once inside the grounds. Temperature checks will be done at the entrance of the stadiums.
Elsewhere, Egypt is set to reopen all its airports and resume international flights as from 1st July 2020 after the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) granted it a safe travel stamp. International flights have been suspended since 19th March 2020, when Egypt took the step to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The resumption of flights seeks to attract foreign tourists to three provinces with the least coronavirus infections; South Sinai, the Red Sea, and Matrouh.
Furthermore, Egypt’s government has waived tourist visas from 1st July until 31st October 2020, with a 20% discount on tickets offered to travelers on Egyptian airlines.