Zimbabwe (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 23 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Anyone entering Zimbabwe will undergo thermal scan and review of travel history.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 21 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 06.11.2020
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Zimbabwe opened its land borders and international airports to tourists in addition to Zimbabwean nationals and valid permit holders on 1 December 2020.

To enter Zimbabwe through one of its international airports you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before the start of your journey. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, you will be detained at a holding facility where you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test.

To enter Zimbabwe through one of its land borders you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before your arrival at the border. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, you will be denied entry into Zimbabwe.

People arriving in Zimbabwe are subject to a 14-day quarantine period. If you arrive with a negative COVID-19 test issued within 48 hours of arrival, or test negative at the airport, you may self-isolate at a designated address. If you test positive for COVID-19 at the airport, you will have to quarantine in a government-approved facility.
 

Lockdown Details

Zimbabwe is currently in indefinite lockdown. During this time, you are required to stay at home except to buy essential food or medicine, or seek essential healthcare. Only certain categories of key workers are exempt. There is a curfew between 8pm to 6am which is being enforced by the security services. You should comply with these requirements, wherever you are staying in Zimbabwe.

You should avoid any political gatherings or demonstrations. These can be unpredictable, can turn violent without notice and the response from the security forces may be disproportionate. You should exercise a high degree of caution and monitor local media and this travel advice for updates. It is compulsory to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth whenever you are outside of your home.

Public transport is now very limited. Intercity travel remains restricted. Tourists are authorised to travel between airports and designated tourist facilities. Be sure to take confirmation of your bookings with you when travelling.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co