The Tanzanian authorities have lifted all restrictions on international passenger air travel, allowing numerous airlines to resume flights to Tanzanian cities. This was announced by the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications Isaac Kamvelwe.
The minister stressed that the current decision was taken after last Sunday’s President John Magoufuli noted that the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the country was declining.
The state-owned airline Air Tanzania has already been instructed to resume its flights to different countries of the world. International flights were stopped in Tanzania’s airspace on April 12 due to the new type of Coronavirus pandemic. However, at the end of April the authorities allowed flights for humanitarian purposes, as well as flights of aircraft with groups of businessmen.
To date, 509 Coronavirus infected people have been identified in Tanzania, 21 patients have died and 167 have recovered.