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Comoros Travel Ban Strands Hundreds Of Passengers In Tanzania

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Hundreds of Comorians living in Tanzania will not fly back into their country via Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) after their country suspended all foreign flights.

However, a few of them were lucky to reunite with their families yesterday after The Comoros granted one slot only for ATCL to land in the Isles.
The decision of the Isles government to ban all foreign airlines, especially those which have reported Covid-19 cases including Tanzania, is to avoid importation of the killer virus.

Following the decision, ATCL announced yesterday that it flew the last flight, Q400 Bombardier, carrying 76 passengers to Comoro.
The remaining passengers, who were already booked for the trip, will be refunded their fares.

This comes a few days after the suspension of international flight to Mumbai in India.

“We have suspended the regional and international routes until further notice because the countries have imposed bans on planes from a number of countries including Tanzania,” he stressed. However, flights schedules that are yet to be suspended include Lusaka and Harare. Explaining, he said Tanzanians, who wanted to return back home cannot do so following suspension of flights like KLM, Emirates, South African Airways and Swiss AIR.