Govt Pegs Covid-19 Testing For Travellers At US$60 To Replenish Testing Equipment
29 September 2020

Paul Nyathi

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa giving the post cabinet meeting briefing.

The Zimbabwean Government has declared a new Covid-19 find raising scheme to finance testing laboratories.

The goverment says that travelers coming into the country with Covid-19 symptoms will pay US$60 for testing whether they have a Covid-19 free certificate or not.

Addressing journalists during the 34th post Cabinet briefing in Harare, Information, Publicity and broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa said funds realized from the testing will go towards replenishing of laboratory commodities.

“As a measure to guarantee the safety of travelers, Cabinet further resolved that in line with Statutory Instrument 216(5) Section 8, which requires travelers showing COVID-19 symptoms, whether or not they have a covid-19-free certificate to be tested, a nominal fee of US$60 be levied on travelers tested at ports of entry,” said Mutsvangwa “and that the proceeds be used to replenish laboratory commodities.”