Zimbabwe (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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: Open with restrictions
 

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. You are encouraged to defer any unnecessary travel. There is a curfew between 10pm to 5:30am, which is being enforced by the security services.

People can gather in shops, offices and other business places. Up to 50 people are able to gather for religious services and up to 30 people can gather for a funeral. Marriages can now take place but only with the couple and their witnesses in attendance.

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

All sporting activities have resumed and sports clubs re-opened.

Essential services such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets remain open between 8am and 7pm only.

Restaurants have opened for sit down meals. Bars and night clubs are closed. Off-licenses may sell take away alcohol only between 8am and 4.30pm. Hotel bars and restaurants able to serve hotel guests.
 

Sources

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