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Air Tanzania Suspends Flight To India After State Introduces New Covid-19 Transport Regulations –


Tanzania Air Tanzania national airline has temporarily suspended flights to Mumbai, India due to an increase in Covid-19 infections

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In a statement, the carrier said the suspension began from Tuesday.

“Air Tanzania will abolish all penalties for conservation charges, reimburse and rehabilitate affected passengers,” the airline said while apologizing for the inconvenience caused.

This comes after the Tanzanian government introduced new Covid-19 travel regulations.

Citing concerns about a new strain of the disease, the government led by President Samia Suluhu said travelers entering the East African country would be required to show confirmation of a serious koronavirus test taken 72 hours before arrival.

Those arriving from countries with high coronavirus infections will pay for an extra quick test.

Read: Tanzania Releases New Covid-19 Transport Regulations

Those who visited a country with “new Covid-19 varieties” in the past two weeks will be required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own expense, the government said last Monday.

Citizens will be allowed to separate from home while foreigners will be required to stay at a government facility.

“Given the nature of the global epidemic and the emergence of new strains of the virus that cause COVID-19, there is a high risk of their entry into our country,” Tanzania’s chief medical officer Abel Makubi said in a statement.

India’s Coronavirus virus has continued to cause laughter worldwide as the infection reached 20 million on Tuesday.

Apart from Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Oman and Singapore are other countries that have suspended flights to the Asian country.

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