International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Zimbabwe From Ecuador is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Zimbabwe. Please check quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Zimbabwean Tourism
Start Date
12/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before their arrival.

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Returning residents arriving without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result must take a test on arrival and quarantine in a government-facility while awaiting the results.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
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US Embassy for Zimbabwe
Start Date
9/16/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Electronic visitor visa

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Description

To visit Zimbabwe for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.

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Sherpa
Start Date
4/27/2021
Changed
5/27/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory test on arrival

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Description

Travelers coming or transiting through countries with Alpha and Delta variants must take a COVID-19 test on arrival.

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UK Embassy for Zimbabwe
Start Date
6/8/2021
Changed
7/22/2021
Possible

Mandatory 10-day quarantine and testing for some travelers

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Description

Travelers coming or transiting through countries with Alpha and Delta variants increase or prevalence must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Zimbabwe and they must take tests on day 3, day 5, and day 10 of quarantine. Travelers are recommended to contact their tour operators for on-the-ground information regarding who is required to quarantine.

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Travelers who test positive must quarantine at a government isolation center.

Minimum Number of Days
10 days
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US Embassy for Zimbabwe
Start Date
10/13/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places.

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Zimbabwean Tourism
Start Date
9/16/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Zimbabwe.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
111.33
Increased by-29.61
at 7/31/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
20.10%
Increased by-0.80%
at 7/22/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
10.51%
Increased by1.81%
at 7/28/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,562,285
Increased by269,643
at 7/28/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.04
Increased by-0.07
at 7/29/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

An indefinite lockdown is in effect throughout Zimbabwe and it is encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. A daily curfew is also in place between the hours of 6:30 pm to 6 am, which is enforced by security services. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating on a limited schedule and intercity travel is prohibited.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open for takeaway services only. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops may open from 8 am and 3:30 pm and markets must also close at 3:30 pm.

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