Zimbabwe and Uganda will both begin welcoming international travelers on Oct. 1. Borders inn both countries will open to visitors from all destinations.

The Zimbabwe Cabinet approved the opening of Zimbabwe's airports for international travel at the start of next month. Covid measures taken on arrival at the airport include temperature testing, social distancing, hand sanitizing and the mandatory wearing of masks. All travelers will need to present an official Covid clearance certificate proving that the visitor had received a negative test result within 48 hours of departure.

Meanwhile, Uganda's president also announced that the country's international airport and land borders would reopen and resume operations for tourists at the start of October.

The president said any passengers arriving in Uganda must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should have been conducted within the last 72 hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin.

The reopening of Uganda's borders comes as the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda saw a "baby boom" and welcomed seven silverback gorilla infants this year.

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