Tanzania bans flights destined to and from India

Tanzania’s ministry of health has banned all flights to and from India due to the current surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in India.


In a statement, the country’s health permanent secretary Prof. Abel N. Makubi, said, ” all flights to and from India are banned in Tanzania. This ban will be effective until further notice.”

There are, however, exceptions, including Cargo planes, in which case the crew will not be allowed to disembark from the conveyance.


As well as planes undertaking operations that appropriate authorities have approved relates to humanitarian, diplomatic, and medical assistance.

Air Tanzania announced that effective May 4, Mumbai flights are temporarily suspended until further notice.

“Air Tanzania will waive all penalties on reservation changes, re-issue, and refund  affected passengers.” Read a statement by the Airline.


In sharp contrast to her predecessor, the new president of Tanzania is taking all necessary measures in respect of international norms to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in her Country. 


This decision is coming while she is on a two days state visit in neighboring Kenya.

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