It is advisable to be aware of the Zimbabwe visa requirements before travelling to the country.
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Zimbabwe has recently updated its travel visa requirements. Check which category you fit into and prepare accordingly.
There are 3 visa categories:
Category A: The nationals of these countries do NOT require a Visa.
No action is required, entry is granted at any border post.
Category B: Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at the port of entry on payment of the required fees – generally in cash.
These are obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post.
Please note that if you obtain them through an agency in your home country they will often cost you more.
Category C: The nationals of these countries are required to apply for and obtain a visa prior to travelling.
You can apply through a Zimbabwe High Commission in your home country or, alternatively, a neighboring country.
You may also apply online – go to Zimbabwe e-visa for details.
Single Entry allows for entry into Zimbabwe once only. After exiting the country, the document is invalid and cannot be used again.
Double Entry allows for up to two entries into Zimbabwe. Please note that this is only valid up to 90 days from the date of issue. Once you have done two entries and two exits, the document cannot be used again.
Multiple Entry – these CANNOT be obtained at any port of entry into Zimbabwe. You may enter the country on a single entry and then obtain a multiple entry from the town office – this can take up to 7 working days or more to be issued and is often declined.
TIP: If you need to enter 3 or 4 times we advise you to buy a single entry and then a double entry or two doubles.
Zimbabwe charges FULL VISA fees for any individual who requires one – despite their age. This includes infants and children.
Visitors coming from Category B countries are required to pay a fee for their visa when they arrive at their port of entry. Port of entry may be the Victoria Falls International Airport, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo or the border posts with neighbouring countries (eg Beit Bridge and Plumtree).
Category C nationals who applied online will also need to pay for them on arrival.
We strongly advise visitors to have cash on hand for payment of their visas. Credit card machines are unreliable. Cash will ensure a smooth process through customs.
Visa rates payable with cash on arrival:
Britain/Uk/Ireland – US$55 Single Entry / US$70 Double Entry / US$90 Multiple Entry
Canadian – US$75 Single Entry / Multiple entry can only be obtained from local embassy prior to departure
Most of the rest of the World – US$30 Single Entry / US$45 Double Entry
Make a note to self – double check Zimbabwe visa requirements before departure!!