Border Entry ✅ - Restrictions ✅
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ✅ Yes, quarantine for 10 days required for all countries.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Anyone entering Zimbabwe will undergo thermal scan and review of travel history.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are required in public spaces

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 30 people banned.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

All gatherings except funerals are banned, which are limited to 30 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 shops and retail businesses can only open between 8am and 3:30pm. Markets must also close at 3:30pm. Hotel and lodge bars and restaurants are open to their residents. All other restaurants and fast food outlets can only serve takeaways. Bars and night clubs are closed. Off-licenses may sell take away alcohol only between 10am and 3.30pm. In addition to these national restrictions, localised lockdowns can be enforced at short notice.

Internal Restrictions: March 30, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

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.

Border Restrictions: March 30, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

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.

Last Update: September 2, 2021

Latest Changes

July 28
  • Zimbabwe is opening popular tourism destination Victoria Falls to visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. VOAAsia

July 08
  • ⚠️ The entire country is now under Level 4 lockdown. VoiceofAmerica

June 30
  • ⚠️ Zimbabwe's new COVID-19 lockdown includes a curfew and a ban on intercity travel. VoiceofAmerica

June 21
  • ⚠️ Zimbabwe’s government has tightened lockdown measures in the western part of the country, including the resort town of Kariba. BusinessDay

June 14
  • ⚠️ British Prime Minister is expected to announce Monday that the lifting of U.K. restrictions will be pushed back for another four weeks. VoiceofAmerica

June 13
  • ⚠️ Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown. VoiceofAmerica

May 22
  • ⚠️ The mining city of Kwekwe in Zimbabwe and surrounding areas are under a two-week lockdown. eNCA

March 29
  • Government will start issuing Covid-19 certificates / electronic cards linked to person’s passport and national ID. BusinessDay