Zimbabwe Info

Some things to know before visiting Zimbabwe

Here's information on the basic requirements for entering Zimbabwe, as well as links to more information.

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Visas

Entry Requirements: All visitors must ensure the following to enter Zimbabwe

  • Carry a valid passport
  • Date of expiry should be at least 6 months after exitingZimbabwe
  • Be able to produce evidence of outgoing travel
  • Be able to produce evidence of sufficient funds for their stay inZimbabwe

Visas may be obtained from a Zimbabwean embassy/consulates around the world. Nationals from certain countries will be issued visas upon arrival at a Zimbabwean port of entry (i.e. Airport or Border Post)

Members of the following countries listed below DO NOT require a Visa for their visit to Zimbabwe:

  • Antigua & Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Botswana; The Cayman Islands; Democratic Republic of Congo; Cyprus; Fiji; Grenada; Jamaica; Kenya; Kiribati; Leeward Islands; Lesotho; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Malta; Mauritius; Montserrat; Namibia; Nauru; New Zealand; Western Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & The Grenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Trinidad & Tobago; Turk & Caicos Islands; Tuvalu; Uganda; Vanuatu; & Zambia

Nationals of the following countries will be issued a visa on payment at their port of entry:

  • Argentina; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bermuda; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; Cook Islands; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Egypt; Finland; France; Germany; Ghana (no charge); Greece; Iceland; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; South Korea; Kuwait; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Monaco; Netherlands; Norway; Palau; Palestine; Papua New Guinea; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Seychelles; South Africa (no charge); Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Uruguay; Vatican; & Virgin Islands.

Climate

The rainy season extends from December to April. Rural roads may become impassable during this period. You should follow regional weather forecasts and plan accordingly.

Laws & Safety

Photography of government offices, airports, military establishments, official residences and embassies, in addition to other sensitive facilities, is prohibited unless permission is granted from the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information. Laws are strictly enforced, and all restrictions should be observed. If in doubt, do not take a picture.

Health & Vaccinations

A yellow fever certificate is mandatory if you are travelling from an infected area. Malaria is virulent in the low lying areas of the country which include most of the good wildlife destinations. Doctors advise taking prophylactics two weeks before arrival and continuing two weeks after leaving.

Currency

The payment of goods and services in Zimbabwe is now allowed in certain foreign currencies, including the U.S. dollar, South African rand and Botswana pula. The Zimbabwe dollar is no longer in use and is not accepted by stores. Remain cautious, as counterfeit notes can be found in circulation. For safety reasons, do not attempt to change currency at unregistered currency exchange offices or outlets.

 

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