Zimbabwe (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 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 03.06.2021
Passengers without a printed negative 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

Tourists, residents and citizens entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before their departure to Zimbabwe.

On arrival, tourists and non-residents with proof of a valid negative PCR test result should expect to be required to quarantine for 10 days. Those who do not have proof of a valid negative PCR test result could be denied entry into Zimbabwe.

On 29 June, the Government of Zimbabwe announced that anyone arriving from a country where the Alpha and Delta Covid-19 variants are prevalent or increasing will go into self-funded mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a designated facility. They will be tested within 48 hours of arrival and on days 3, 5 and 10 at their own expense. They will then be released upon receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result. The Government has confirmed that arrivals from India are affected by these measures. Arrivals from other countries may be added in due course.

Citizens and residents of Zimbabwe with proof of a valid negative PCR test certificate and who have not travelled from one of the countries concerned by the above measures are required to self-quarantine for 10 days. Those who do not have a valid negative test result are required to quarantine for 10 days at a designated facility at their own expense. They are then released upon receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result.

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