Tanzania to ease travel restrictions on certain international flights

In wake to ease some measures of the lockdown to save the dwindling economy, the Tanzanian government has decided to relax some restrictions on international flights.

The government stated that the relaxations will be availed by repatriation flights, operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights, technical landings where passengers do not disembark and other safety-related operations.

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) Director-General Hamza Johari said, “We have been receiving a number of applications for repatriation flights [and] that is why the government has decided to relax some restrictions.”

Hamza Johari added, “In case a complete routing flight duration requires crew change, it is advised to deploy two sets of crews to work on rotation in order to minimize chances of being subjected to a mandatory quarantine.”

The decision has been taken in the wake of augmenting demand of service. On May 14, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL)’s chartered flights will leave Tanzania for India to bring home nationals stranded there because of international travel lockdown.

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