Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa says the country will open borders for international travel from the 1st of December.
Speaking during a post-Cabinet briefing in Harare yesterday, Minister Mutsvangwa said the borders will open first for private vehicles.
“The borders will open first to private passenger vehicles and pedestrian traffic as from December 1, 2020, while further assessment is being undertaken with regard to preparations for handling public passenger transport.” She said.
The Minister said border posts that fall into the first phase are Beitbridge, Plumtree, Victoria Falls, Chirundu, Nyamapanda and Forbes.
Only returning residents, commercial cargo, diplomats on Government business and human remains for burial were currently being allowed entry through the country’s land borders.
Minister Mutsvangwa said the border posts will be operating from six to six.
“Cabinet wishes to inform the public that border operating hours are being fixed between 0600 and 1800 hours until further assessment of the situation.” She said.
Meanwhile, Minister Mutsvangwa advised the nation that the lockdown curfew are being extended from 20.00 to 22.00 hours.
“Curfew hours are being extended beyond the current 2000 hours to 2200 hours for the convenience of those who are cleared late at ports of entry,” Minister Mutsvangwa said.
Borders have been closed since March as measures to curb the spread of corona virus.