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Published on 22.10.2020
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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Zimbabwe
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Zimbabwe.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Zimbabwe.
  • Passengers must hold a negative PCR Covid-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure to Zimbabwe,
  • Passengers must quarantine for 22 days on arrival in Zimbabwe.
Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

People arriving in Zimbabwe are subject to a 14-day quarantine period. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health. It is possible to make bookings online through the ZINCAT website. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

To enter Zimbabwe you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than than 48 hours before your journey. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms on arrival, you will be detained at a holding facility where you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists from November through June in areas below 1200 m
and throughout the year in the Zambezi valley. In Bulawayo and Harare, risk is negligible.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Zimbabwe Latest News: Several airlines resume international flights at Harare airport (Chat, 01.10.2020). Government lifts ban on inter-city travel (Reuters, 15.09.2020). Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020)

    International Restrictions: There are limited commercial flights into and out of Zimbabwe.
    *Entry to Zimbabwe: From 1 October, Zimbabwe is opening its international airports to tourists in addition to Zimbabwean nationals and valid residence permit holders. From 30 September 2020 visas that have been extended during the national lockdown, including diplomatic visas, temporary residence permits or employment permits, will expire. If you wish to extend or renew such visas or permits you must do so via the relevant Government of Zimbabwe department.
    *Transiting Zimbabwe: Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: To enter Zimbabwe you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than than 48 hours before your journey. If you do not have a negative test result, or if you exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms on arrival, you will be detained at a holding facility where you will be required to pay US$60.00 for a test. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.
    *Quarantine requirements: People arriving in Zimbabwe are subject to a 14-day quarantine period. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health. It is possible to make bookings online through the ZINCAT website. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period.
    *Data collection: You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.
    *Exiting Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwean government has said that British nationals, including dual nationals, are allowed to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. On leaving Zimbabwe, you will be also required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate, issued no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your flight.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Zimbabwe: 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.
    *Accommodation: You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: All gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    01.10.2020
  • Zimbabwe Latest News: Government lifts ban on inter-city travel (Reuters, 15.09.2020). Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Ethiopian Airlines have resumed flights from Harare. Emirates and Kenyan Airways are expected to resume operations from the 1st October. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe.
    Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.
    People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online here. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. There are reports that the Government of Zimbabwe will allow individuals who bring a COVID-19 PCR negative certificate, which is less than 96 hours old at the time of arrival in Zimbabwe, to self-isolate at home. This has not been officially confirmed so you should still be prepared to quarantine in a government-approved facility.
    You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed. As of 15 September inter-city travel is allowed. The government has extended business hours by two hours to close at 6.30 p.m. School reopened.
    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. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    28.09.2020
  • Zimbabwe Latest News: Government lifts ban on inter-city travel (Reuters, 15.09.2020). Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe.
    Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.
    People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online here. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. There are reports that the Government of Zimbabwe will allow individuals who bring a COVID-19 PCR negative certificate, which is less than 96 hours old at the time of arrival in Zimbabwe, to self-isolate at home. This has not been officially confirmed so you should still be prepared to quarantine in a government-approved facility.
    You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed. As of 15 September inter-city travel is allowed. The government has extended business hours by two hours to close at 6.30 p.m. School reopened.
    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. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    16.09.2020
  • Zimbabwe Government to allow international flights from 1 October; domestic flights permitted from 10 September (Reuters, 08.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe.
    Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.
    People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online here . Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. There are reports that the Government of Zimbabwe will allow individuals who bring a COVID-19 PCR negative certificate, which is less than 96 hours old at the time of arrival in Zimbabwe, to self-isolate at home. This has not been officially confirmed so you should still be prepared to quarantine in a government-approved facility.
    You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    08.09.2020
  • Zimbabwe President announces curfew from 22 July (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online through [https://www.zincat.org/zincat-is-now-offering-quarantine-bookings-for-returning-residents/]. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    20.08.2020
  • Zimbabwe President announces curfew from 22 July (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online through [https://www.zincat.org/zincat-is-now-offering-quarantine-bookings-for-returning-residents/]. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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 1800hrs to 0600hrs which is being enforced by the security services. You should comply with these requirements, wherever you are staying in Zimbabwe. Public transport is now very limited. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. Take your confirmed flight ticket and your passport with you. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    03.08.2020
  • Zimbabwe President announces curfew from 22 July (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights in/out of Zimbbwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online through [https://www.zincat.org/zincat-is-now-offering-quarantine-bookings-for-returning-residents/]. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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 1800hrs to 0600hrs which is being enforced by the security services. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    30.07.2020
  • Zimbabwe President announces curfew from 22 July (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights to/from Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. Check with your carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online through the ZINCAT website [https://www.zincat.org/zincat-is-now-offering-quarantine-bookings-for-returning-residents/]. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. Your travel document or identity document may be retained by the authorities for the duration of the quarantine period. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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 1800hrs to 0600hrs which is being enforced by the security services. You should comply with these requirements, wherever you are staying in Zimbabwe. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station. You should ensure you have accommodation for the period of the lockdown, as some hotels may close at short notice. All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing.

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    23.07.2020
  • Zimbabwe *****

    International restrictions:

    Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. Most commercial airlines have reduced or suspended flights to Zimbabwe. The Government of Zimbabwe has announced that all tourist visas have been automatically extended for the duration of the lockdown. Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19. Testing is conducted on arrival in Zimbabwe and throughout the 21 day quarantine/self-isolation period. People returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government facility. Several private facilities have been approved by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for people seeking an alternative to the government facilities. The Ministry of Health have not released a list of approved private facilities. However, it is possible to make bookings online through the ZINCAT website [https://www.zincat.org/zincat-is-now-offering-quarantine-bookings-for-returning-residents/]. Individuals will be responsible for meeting costs associated with private facilities. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe. Foreign nationals are allowed to exit Zimbabwe.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are limited commercial flights. President Mnangagwa announced on 30 March that everybody in Zimbabwe must stay at home, except to buy essential food or medicine. Only certain categories of key workers are exempt. The duration of the nationwide lockdown has been extended indefinitely until further notice. You should comply with these requirements, wherever you are staying in Zimbabwe. 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. Foreign nationals are able to exit Zimbabwe. However, if you’re travelling to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport from outside of Harare, you will need to get an authorisation letter from your local police station.All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless you need to access an essential service in which case you should try to maintain social distancing..

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    14.07.2020
  • Zimbabwe *****

    International restrictions:

    Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to all passengers traffic except for returning Zimbabwean nationals and permit holders. Borders remain open for cargo.
    The Government of Zimbabwe instituted screening checks based on WHO regulations including thermal scans and review of travel history within the previous 14 days.
    Citizens or residents of a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member state transiting through Zimbabwe’s land borders on their way to their homes must present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within the previous seven working days and submit themselves to screening and testing for COVID-19.
    Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival. All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy. Anyone displaying a symptom associated with coronavirus will be placed in a Government of Zimbabwe facility for testing. Anyone who tests positive will be treated in a Government of Zimbabwe treatment centre. Reports suggest that some foreign nationals are being quarantined for 21 days on arrival at Harare airport despite testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone accompanying dead bodies of relatives from outside the country must undergo quarantine for 21 days before the burial. The same applies to cases where the body is transiting through Mozambique.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Troops, police tighten COVID-19 lockdown in Harare (Reuters, 02.06.2020)
    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. The restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 16.30 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    26.06.2020
  • Zimbabwe 1. Except for BUQ, HRE and VFA, airports are closed.
    2. BUQ, HRE and VFA airports are open for the following flights:
    – flights carrying staff for essential services or sick persons to hospitals and other health care providers;
    – flights carrying a member of the staff of a foreign mission or agency going to or from such mission or agency, or a citizen, resident or protected subject of a foreign country going to or from a foreign mission of the country of which he or she is the citizen, resident or subject, for the purpose of obtaining services or assistance at such mission;
    – flights carrying police, defence forces personnel and other enforcement officers.

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    International restrictions:

    International flights are still operating although these are limited and may be further reduced over the coming days and weeks.
    All land borders remain closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine. Entry exceptions may also be applied to citizens bringing remittances from abroad. ravellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Travellers arriving from countries with local transmission cases (as referenced by the WHO) are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 21 days. Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival. All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy. Anyone displaying a symptom associated with coronavirus will be placed in a Government of Zimbabwe facility for testing. Anyone who tests positive will be treated in a Government of Zimbabwe treatment centre. Reports suggest that some foreign nationals are being quarantined for 21 days on arrival at Harare airport despite testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone accompanying dead bodies of relatives from outside the country must undergo quarantine for 21 days before the burial. The same applies to cases where the body is transiting through Mozambique.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Troops, police tighten COVID-19 lockdown in Harare (Reuters, 02.06.2020)
    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. The restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 16.30 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    17.06.2020
  • Zimbabwe 1. Except for BUQ, HRE and VFA, airports are closed.
    2. BUQ, HRE and VFA airports are open for the following flights:
    – flights carrying staff for essential services or sick persons to hospitals and other health care providers;
    – flights carrying a member of the staff of a foreign mission or agency going to or from such mission or agency, or a citizen, resident or protected subject of a foreign country going to or from a foreign mission of the country of which he or she is the citizen, resident or subject, for the purpose of obtaining services or assistance at such mission;
    – flights carrying police, defence forces personnel and other enforcement officers.

    International restrictions:

    International flights are still operating although these are limited and may be further reduced over the coming days and weeks.
    All land borders remain closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine. Entry exceptions may also be applied to citizens bringing remittances from abroad. ravellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Travellers arriving from countries with local transmission cases (as referenced by the WHO) are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 21 days. Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival. All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy. Anyone displaying a symptom associated with coronavirus will be placed in a Government of Zimbabwe facility for testing. Anyone who tests positive will be treated in a Government of Zimbabwe treatment centre. Reports suggest that some foreign nationals are being quarantined for 21 days on arrival at Harare airport despite testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone accompanying dead bodies of relatives from outside the country must undergo quarantine for 21 days before the burial. The same applies to cases where the body is transiting through Mozambique.

    Internal restrictions:

    Troops, police tighten COVID-19 lockdown in Harare (Reuters, 02.06.2020)
    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. The restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 16.30 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    02.06.2020
  • Zimbabwe 1. Except for BUQ, HRE and VFA, airports are closed.
    2. BUQ, HRE and VFA airports are open for the following flights:
    – flights carrying staff for essential services or sick persons to hospitals and other health care providers;
    – flights carrying a member of the staff of a foreign mission or agency going to or from such mission or agency, or a citizen, resident or protected subject of a foreign country going to or from a foreign mission of the country of which he or she is the citizen, resident or subject, for the purpose of obtaining services or assistance at such mission;
    – flights carrying police, defence forces personnel and other enforcement officers.

    International restrictions:

    International flights are still operating although these are limited and may be further reduced over the coming days and weeks.
    All land borders remain closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine. Entry exceptions may also be applied to citizens bringing remittances from abroad. ravellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Travellers arriving from countries with local transmission cases (as referenced by the WHO) are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 21 days. Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival. All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy. Anyone displaying a symptom associated with coronavirus will be placed in a Government of Zimbabwe facility for testing. Anyone who tests positive will be treated in a Government of Zimbabwe treatment centre. Reports suggest that some foreign nationals are being quarantined for 21 days on arrival at Harare airport despite testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone accompanying dead bodies of relatives from outside the country must undergo quarantine for 21 days before the burial. The same applies to cases where the body is transiting through Mozambique.

    Internal restrictions:

    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. The restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 16.30 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    19.05.2020
  • Zimbabwe

    International restrictions:

    International flights are still operating although these are limited and may be further reduced over the coming days and weeks. All land borders remain closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine. Entry exceptions may also be applied to citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Travellers arriving from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Travellers arriving from countries with local transmission cases (as referenced by the WHO) are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 21 days. Travellers with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to immediate isolation at a medical facility upon arrival. All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy. Anyone displaying a symptom associated with coronavirus will be placed in a Government of Zimbabwe facility for testing. Anyone who tests positive will be treated in a Government of Zimbabwe treatment centre. Reports suggest that some foreign nationals are being quarantined for 21 days on arrival at Harare airport despite testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone accompanying dead bodies of relatives from outside the country must undergo quarantine for 21 days before the burial. The same applies to cases where the body is transiting through Mozambique.

    Internal restrictions:

    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. The restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 16.30 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    18.05.2020
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe announced on 1 May extension of coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks (Reuters, 01.05.2020).

    1. Except for BUQ, HRE and VFA, airports are closed.
    2. BUQ, HRE and VFA airports are open for the following flights:
    – flights carrying staff for essential services or sick persons to hospitals and other health care providers;
    – flights carrying a member of the staff of a foreign mission or agency going to or from such mission or agency, or a citizen, resident or protected subject of a foreign country going to or from a foreign mission of the country of which he or she is the citizen, resident or subject, for the purpose of obtaining services or assistance at such mission;
    – flights carrying police, defence forces personnel and other enforcement officers.

    Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday 19 April extended a lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus by two weeks. (Reuters, 19.04.2020)

    As of 16 April, all land borders remain closed except for returning residents and cargo. Returning residents will be subject to strict health screening and 21-day self-quarantine. Entry exceptions may also be applied to citizens bringing remittances from abroad.

    All travellers should obtain a medical certificate proving that they are clear of COVID-19 prior to travel to Zimbabwe; there is potential, based on a passenger’s nationality and recent travel history, that they may be asked at immigration to produce such a certificate in order to be granted entry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that passengers arriving from countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases or a “low” number of cases will not be required to present a certificate, however the authorities have not produced a specific list. Furthermore, authorities have asked travellers who have recently been to or are arriving from countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, to suspend travel to Zimbabwe, as they are likely to be refused entry. For profile and itinerary-specific information, travellers are advised to contact the relevant airline, or the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy.

    Internal restrictions:

    President Mnangagwa has classified COVID-19 as a ‘National Disaster;’ this allows authorities to deploy resources in combatting the pandemic and also allows the government to forbid gatherings exceeding 100 people. A nationwide lockdown is in place until at least 17 May. During this period, people will only be allowed to leave their home to purchase necessary supplies such as food and medicine, and seek medical care. Exceptions may be applied to farmers delivering their products to markets and citizens bringing remittances from abroad. Some internal measures will ease from 4 May; formal companies will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 15.00 and public busses will be allowed to transport passengers provided they observe social distancing, wear masks, and that buses have thermometers to screen passengers. During the lockdown, the military will be deployed to ensure that the population complies with restrictions. Shops in Matabeleland South Province are now limiting the quantities being purchased per customer due to declining supplies of basic commodities. People are required to wear masks outside their homes.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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