Zimbabwe (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated individuals may now enter Zimbabwe via the Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Anyone entering Zimbabwe will undergo thermal scan and review of travel history.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 10 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.12.2021
1. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or self-isolation for up to 14 days.


Detailed Tourist Information

Zimbabwe has re-opened its international airport, and travelers are allowed to enter.

To enter Zimbabwe you must have a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of travel. This must be from an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform (https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/). If you arrive without a negative PCR test you’ll enter quarantine for 10 days at designated hotels at your own cost. If you arrive with a valid negative PCR test you’ll be required to self-quarantine at home or in a hotel for 10 days. If you’re coming from a country with Alpha or Delta COVID-19 variants you’ll be required to quarantine and be tested on day one, three, five and ten, at your own expense. If you arrive with a fake COVID-19 certificate you’ll face jail time.

Lockdown Details

Gatherings are limited to 100 people.

Everyone in a public place must observe social distancing (i.e. keep at least one metre apart) and wear a face mask.

Non-essential businesses can only open between 8am and 7pm.

Hotel and lodge bars and restaurants can open to their residents between 8am and 10pm. Other restaurants can open to customers who wish to dine in, subject to strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, but they may require proof of vaccination. National art galleries, gyms and health spas are open to fully vaccinated clients. Cinemas and theatres can open to 50% capacity for fully vaccinated customers. Sporting activities are permitted between 8am and 4pm. Bars and night clubs are closed. Off-licenses may sell take away alcohol only between 10am and 4pm.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co