Two commercial airlines have confirmed to resume flights on international routes to and from Dar es Salaam Tanzania, hence a relief to the tourism sector.
Tanzania suspended all passenger flights in March with the exception of cargo flights due to the outbreak of the deadly respiratory disease.
After the Ministry of Health revealed a drop of Covid-19 cases, the government lifted the ban on May 18, allowing resumption of both scheduled and non-scheduled international flights. Speaking to one of the print media in the country, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) director-general Hamza Johari applauded the two airlines, saying it will contribute to the country’s economy.
The Tanzania Tourists Board managing director Ms Devota Mdachi also said that it is a good direction at a time when the market was still very much open.
“Countries which have eased travel restrictions are allowing citizens to travel out of their countries and this indicates that tourism business will now reopen,” she noted.