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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Zimbabwe

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This article was published on June 29, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Zimbabwe?

You can enter Zimbabwe. Nevertheless, please be aware of the COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place.

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Can I enter Zimbabwe if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Zimbabwe if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have finished a vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Zimbabwe.

As of April 2022, all vaccines approved by WHO are accepted in Zimbabwe, namely: 

  • Pfizer
  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Sinopharm 
  • CoronaVac
  • Covaxin
  • Covovax
  • Nuvaxovid 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate 

Can I enter Zimbabwe if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated foreign travelers can enter Zimbabwe. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • The negative result of a PCR test taken within the 48 hours prior to entering Zimbabwe

Please be aware that a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 does not exempt you from presenting a test result if you are unvaccinated.

Who cannot enter Zimbabwe?

Currently, all travelers can enter Zimbabwe providing they meet the requirements described above, and have other essential documents such as a passport and a visa.

Can I leave Zimbabwe?

You can leave Zimbabwe. Please make yourself aware of the COVID-19 entry requirements at your destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Zimbabwe currently

At present, the COVID-19 situation in Zimbabwe is moderate.

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Is it safe to travel to Zimbabwe right now?

It is safe to travel to Zimbabwe. However, certain local Covid-preventative measures are still in place:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory
  • There is a curfew from midnight until 5:30
  • Restaurants and bars close at 22:00 and only serve fully vaccinated customers

Is Harare open for travel?

Presently, Harare is open to travelers. Please follow all the local COVID-19 regulations during your stay.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Zimbabwe?

As of April 2022, you do not have to undergo quarantine in Zimbabwe.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Zimbabwe?

Presently, there is no digital health pass for foreign travelers in Zimbabwe. It is recommended that you carry paper copies of your vaccination certificate and/or test result(s) with you.

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