The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says they have put in place measures to allow safe travel through all Zimbabwean border posts.
Zimbabwean borders were yesterday finally opened for international travel since their closure in March due to the Covid -19 induced lockdown.
In a statement yesterday, ZIMRA said the Revenue Authority will remain vigilant in ensuring that they curb the spread of corona virus as people cross the international borders.
“ZIMRA is very aware that due to the unique location of our offices and stations coupled with the essential nature of the services we provide there is a need to remain vigilant in observing and practicing procedures that reduce exposure to Covid-19.” The statement read in part.
They said all protective measures against the virus are in place.
“All stakeholders at Beitbridge have had test done as well as contact tracing and our staff continues to offer essentials services under Covid -19 protocols and guidelines as provided for by WHO and Ministry of Health and Child Care.” The statement further read.
Meanwhile, ZIMRA urged travellers importing dutiable goods to pre clear their goods before arriving at the border posts
“All travellers importing dutiable goods must preclear and prepay before arriving at the border this helps reduce crowding and the time spent at the border post.” ZIMRA said.
The opening of borders yesterday came as a relief to most travellers especially those using the Beitbridge border post as the South African side was already opened since 1 October.