Airlines flying to Zimbabwe have started warning their passengers about the new guidelines that were announced to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, first detected in South Africa last month. The South African Airways said in a statement:
SAA INFORMS CUSTOMERS OF NEW TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR ARRIVALS IN ZIMBABWE
Johannesburg (1 December 2021) – South African Airways (SAA), confirms that our operations out of Johannesburg to Harare, Zimbabwe will operate as per schedule and depart Johannesburg tomorrow, 2nd December 2021 on SA022 at 10h30.
Customers travelling to Harare. will with immediate effect, be subject to additional health protocols, as per the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health’s directive.
• Every person arriving in Harare must have a negative PCR Health Certificate valid for 48 hours from the date and time of issue of such a certificate
• Notwithstanding the above, passengers arriving in Zimbabwe will be subject to a PCR test at the airport
• Customers who have a negative PCR result will be quarantined for 10 days at their own cost at a government-designated site.
• Customers who have a positive PCR result will be quarantined for a period of 14 days
• Quarantine centres will be published by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) No home quarantine will be permitted.
SAA encourages customers who require clarification to contact the call centre on 011 978 1111, selecting option one (1) for assistance, alternatively send an email to Customerservice@flysaa.com or reach us on Twitter at flysaa_care for assistance Further updates will be shared via our website at www.flysaa.com