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Zimbabwe Visa Requirements

If you are staying for less than six months, you can enter Zimbabwe with a minimum of formalities.

A Visa to enter Zimbabwe is required by several nationalities, please read the full details listed below.

There are 3 categories:

Category A: Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Visa. No action required, you will be granted easy entry at any border post.

Category B: Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. These visas are easiest obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post. If you get them done via an agency in your home country they will often cost you quite a bit more and be a lot more hassle.

Category C: Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. Unfortunately this is a bit of a pain, but you have to apply through an agency or the Zimbabwe High Commission in your home country. Zimbabwe immigration have launched a website where Category C's can now apply online. Click on this link eVisa Zimbabwe

Find out the Category of your country in the tables below.

All Categories need:-

    • Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry.
    • Return ticket to your country (or enough money to buy one)
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zimbabwe.
    • Enough blank pages in your passport to fit the required entry visa.

If you have purchased a single entry visa upon arrival and then decide to leave Zimbabwe, even for a few hours, you will need to buy another visa to re-enter Zimbabwe. In this instance you should buy a double entry visa upon arrival, it works out cheaper.

NB - Multiple Entry Visas - cannot be obtained at the port of entry into Zimbabwe.  You may enter Zimbabwe on a single entry visa and then obtain a Multiple Entry Visa from the town office - but this may take up to 7 working days to be issued.

Alternatively a multiple entry visa can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in your country prior to departure for Zimbabwe.

Children - As of June 2012 - Zimbabwe will now be charging FULL VISA fees for any individual who is required to have a VISA despite their age. This includes infants and children who were previously being exempted from this. This has been imposed with immediate effect.

CATEGORY A:
Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Zimbabwe Visa.

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Cayman Islands
Congo (DRC)
Cyprus
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Hong Kong
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Leeward Islands
Lesotho
Malaysia
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauri
Samoa Western
Singapore
South Africa
Solomon Islands
St Kitts
St Lucia
St Vincent
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Turk & Caicoa Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

South Africa - gratis (FREE) visas issued at point of entry


CATEGORY B:
Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe Visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. See costs below

Argentina
Austria
Australia
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Brunei
*Canada
Czech Republic
Cook Island
Denmark
Dominic Rep
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
 
Greece
Hungary
Indonesia
Iceland
*Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea (South)
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Luxemburg
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Palau Islands
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Russia
Seychelles
Slovak
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
*United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican
Virgin Islands

CATEGORY B: ZIMBABWE VISA FEES
Single Entry US$ 30
Double Entry US$ 45
Multiple Entry US$ 55

* See CATEGORY B: Exceptions Table

CATEGORY B: EXCEPTIONS
British and Irish  
Single Entry US$ 55
Double Entry US$ 70
   
Canada  
Single Entry US$ 75
   

Canadian Passport holders can ONLY get a Single entry Zimbabwe Visa at the port of Entry. Cost is US$75

 

CATEGORY C:
Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. Zimbabwe immigration have launched a website where Category C's can now apply online
. Click on this link eVisa Zimbabwe
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde Island
Central Africa Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros Islands
Congo (Brazzaville)
Costa Rica
Conakry
Cote d'Voire
Croatia
Cuba
Djibouti Rep
El Salvador
Equator
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Eyrom
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French West Indies
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Gibraltar
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea (DPRK)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Nieu
Niger
Nigeria
Norfolk Islands
Northern Mariana
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Principe
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Rwanda
Samoa (America)
San Marino
Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovenia
Sri Lanka
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen Rep
Yugoslavia

 

CATEGORY C: ZIMBABWE VISA FEES
Single Entry US$65 to US$100

Category C nationals can only get a single entry Zimbabwe visa

British Passports Holders

You need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe. This can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in London or on arrival in Zimbabwe.  To be honest it is easier and in most cases cheaper just to get one at the port of entry.

The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa issued on arrival is US$ 55 and US$ 70 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa, although this could change at any stage. If you have not obtained a Zimbabwe visa before travelling, you should bring enough cash with you to pay for your visa on arrival - (no credit/debit cards or cheques).

Visitors are currently being given entry permission for anything up to 90 days but you are strongly advised to check that the number of days given at the port of entry covers your intended period of stay, although you can apply to have this period renewed and extended if required.

USA Passport Holders

You need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe, this can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in the United States or on arrival in Zimbabwe.  To be honest it is easier and in most cases cheaper just to get one at the port of entry.

The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa issued on arrival is US$ 30 and US$ 45 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa, although this could change at any stage. If you have not obtained a Zimbabwe visa before travelling, you should bring enough cash with you to pay for your visa on arrival - (no credit/debit cards or cheques).

 

Click here for contact details of the Zimbabwe Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Zambia Visa Requirements

Your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months and have at least two blank pages. Zambia does not recognise dual nationality. So it is important to be able to produce a passport bearing the exit stamp from the country from which you have travelled.

The following countries do not require a visa into Zambia

Antigua & Bermuda Kiribati Seychelles
The Bahamas Lesotho Singapore
Barbados Malawi Solomon Islands
Belize Maldives South Africa  
Botswana Malta Swaziland
Brunei Darussalam Mauritius  
Cyprus Mozambique Tanzania
Dominica Namibia Tonga
Fiji Nauru Trinidad & Tobago
Grenada Romania Tuvalu
Guyana St. Kitts and Nevis Uganda
Ireland St. Lucia Vanuatu
Jamaica St Vincent & Grenadines Zimbabwe
Kenya Samoa  

If you are not a citizen of these countries, you will be required to obtain a visa for entry into Zambia.

There have been changes recently to the Zambian visa charges, these have not been well publicized and some sites have not yet updated their information. As of the date at the top of the page, The Zambian Home Affairs Department states the current visa costs are:

All Nationalities including British and US Nationals- USD 50 Single Entry, USD 80 Double / Multiple Entry,  valid for 3 months

Day Tripper visa USD 20 applies to all nationalities who are touring Zambia for a period not more than 24 hours (One day)

Transit visas are only needed when an individual is travelling through for a limited period of time.  These visas are only valid for 7 days.  The fee for a transit visa is the same as a single entry visa.
 

Nationalities that previously did not require a visa to enter Zambia, still do not need to purchase one (Irish, South African etc), but it is always advisable to contact your local Zambian consulate or embassy to confirm this is the case, before your departure.

**Note: These costs are subject to change without notice.

Business and diplomatic visa regulations differ to holiday visas please refer to the Zambian Immigration Website  for more details on these and any other issues.

British Passport Holders

British passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia these can be obtained from the Zambian High Commission in the United Kingdom or at the port of entry.

It is important to carry the exact amount with you, as change may not be available.

Current rates are USD 50 Single Entry, USD 80 Double / Multiple Entry,  valid for 3 months

American Passport Holders

American passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia these can be obtained from the Zambian Embassy in the United States or at the port of entry.

It is important to carry the exact amount with you, as change may not be available.

Current rates are USD 50 Single Entry, USD 80 Double / Multiple Entry,  valid for 3 months

 

Click here for contact details of the Zambian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

 

Zimbabwe Embassies and Consulates Overseas

Australia

High Commission Of Zimbabwe, 11 Culgoa Circuit,
O'Mally, Canberra, ACT 2606
Tel:
+61 2 6286 2281 +61 2 6286 2303 +61 2 6286 2700
Fax: 290 1680

Botswana
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
1st Floor, IGI Building, PO Box 1232, Gaborone
Tel: 314495 Fax: 305863

Canada
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
332 Somerset St West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9
Tel: (613) 237 4388 Fax: 563 8269

France
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
5 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008, Paris
Tel: 01 53 81 90 10 Fax: 01 53 81 90 190

Germany
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe - Villichgasse 7, Bonn
Tel: (0228) 356071 Fax: 356309

Kenya
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor Minnet ICDC Building, Mamlanka Rd, PO 30806, Nairobi
Tel: (02) 721071

Malawi
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
7th Floor Gemini House, PO Box 30187, Lilongwe
Tel: 784988

Mozambique
High Commissioner Of Zimbabwe
Ave Kenneth Kaunda 816/820, Caixa Poatal 743, Maputo
Tel: (1) 499404 Fax: (1) 492293

 

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
617 Rua Francisco Dechage Almeda, Ponde Gea, P.O. Box 649, Beira
Tel: (3) 327950
Fax : (3) 328942

Namibia
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Gamsberg Building, PO Box 23056, Windhoek
Tel: (061) 227738
Fax: 226859

South Africa
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
798 Mertons, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: (021) 342 5125

Consulate of Zimbabwe
20 Anderson Street, Johannesburg 2000
Tel: (011) 838 2156
Fax: 838 5620

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
55 Kuyper St, Cape Town
 

Tanzania
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor New Life House, Sokaine Drive/Ohio St,
PO Box 20762, Dar es Salaam
Tel: 514 6259

UK
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe House, 429 The Strand, London WC2R 0SA
Tel: (0171) 836 7755
Fax: 379 1167

USA
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
1608 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Tel: (202) 332 7100
Fax: 438 9326

 

 

Zambian Diplomatic Missions abroad

ANGOLA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
106/108 RUA REI KATYAVALA, MACULUSSO,
P.O. BOX 1496 LUANDA
TEL: 00244-2-44749/447491 / FAX: 441763
E-MAIL
: zamemblua@netangola.com

BELGIUM
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
469, AVENUE MOLIERE 1050 BRUSSELS
TEL: 0032 2 3435649 / FAX: 3474333
E-MAIL: zambiansbrussels@brutele.be
 

BOTSWANA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
ZAMBIA HOUSE, 1118, QUEEN’S ROAD/THE MALL
P.O. BOX 362.
GABORONE
TEL: 00267-3951951 / FAX: 3953952
E-MAIL: zamhico@mega.bw 

CANADA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
151 SLATER STREET, SUITE 205 OTTAWA,
ONTARIO, K 1B 5H3

TEL:1-613-232-4400 / FAX: 1-613-232-4410

CHINA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
DONGSIJLE  SAN LI TUN BEIJING, 100600
TEL: 008610-65321554/ 65321778
FAX: 008610- 65321891

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
54-58 AVENUE DE L ECOLE,
GOMBE B.P.1144  KINSHASA
TEL: 00243-9999437 / FAX:00243 88 45106
E-MAIL: ambazambia@ic.cd

EGYPT
EMBASSY OF REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA              
21 SHEIKH MOHAMED GHAZALI STREET OFF MOSADAK STREET
P.O. BOX 253, DOKKI CAIRO 12311
TEL: 00202 7610281 /2/3 - FAX: 7610833
E-MAIL: zambia98@access.com.eg

ETHIOPIA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
OLD AIRPORT AREA, HIGHER 23, KEBELE 12
P.O. BOX  1909  ADDIS  ABABA
TEL: 00251-11-371 13 02 /
FAX: 251-11-371 15 66
E-MAIL: zam.emb@telecom.net.et

FRANCE
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
63, RUE PIRRE CHARRON 5TH FLOOR
750003 PARIS
TEL: 01 56 88 12 72 / FAX: 01 56 88 03 50

GERMANY
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
EXEL-SPRIGER-STR.54A1 0117 BERLIN
TEL: 0049 30 / 206 29 40
FAX: 0046 30 / 206 29 419
E-MAIL: botschsftvonSambia@t-online.de
WEBSITE: www.sambia-botschaft.de

INDIA
HIGH COMMISSION OF REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
C-79, ANAND NIKETAN, NEW DELHI
TEL: 0091 1124101289 / FAX: 4101520
E-MAIL:
zambiand@nde.vsnl.net.in

ITALY
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
VIA ENNIO QUIRINO VISCONTI, 8 00193 ROME
TEL: 39 0697613035 / FAX: 39 0636088824
E-MAIL: zamrome@rdn.it

JAPAN
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
10-2, EBARA 1- CHONE, SHINAGAWA-KU
C.P.O BOX 1738 TOKYO 142-0063
TEL: [03] 3491-0121/[03] 3491-0122
FAX: [03] 3491-0123

KENYA
HIGH COMMISSION OF REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
NYERERE ROAD P.O BOX 48741 NAIROBI
TEL: 00254-2-724796 / 2724799/ 2724850
FAX: +254-20-2710664
E-MAIL: zambiacom@swiftkenya.com 

LIBYA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC ZAMBIA
10 MADINA EL SYAHIYA GYRGAEEH
P.O BOX 01860- DHAT EL EMAD TRIPOLI
TEL: 00218 21 4834709 / FAX: 00218 21 4834709

MALAWI
HIGH COMMISSION OF REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
AREA 40 / 2 P.O BOX 30138 LILONGWE 3
TEL: 00265-1-772635/772590
FAX: 772114/774349
E-MAIL: zambia@malawi.net

MOZAMBIQUE
HIGH COMMISSSION OF ZAMBIA
AVENIDA KENNETH KAUNDA 1286,
P.O BOX 4655. MAPUTO
TEL: 00258-2-1-492452 / FAX: 491893/ 493292
E-MAIL: zhcmmap@zebra.uem.mz

NAMIBIA
HIGH COMMISSSION OF THE OF ZAMBIA
22 SAM NUJOMA DRIVE CNR.       
MADUNE NDEMUFAYO     
P.O BOX 22882 WINDHOEK
TEL: [260] 237610/1 / FAX: [061] 228162

NIGERIA
HIGH COMMISSION OF  ZAMBIA
PLOT 351 MISSION ROAD CENTRAL AREA
P.M.B 5055,WUSE ABUJA.
TEL: 234-9-2347060 / FAX: 234-9-2348855
E-MAIL: zambiahc@yahoo.com

RUSSIA
EMBASSY OF ZAMBIA
PROSPECT MIRA 52A MOSCOW
TEL: 0070 95 6885001 /  6810752 / 6885083
FAX: 9752056
E-MAIL: zambiana@online.ru

SOUTH AFRICA
HIGH COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA
570 ZIERVOGEL STREET  [OFF HAMILTON ST.] ARCADIA
P.O BOX 12234 PRETORIA
TEL: 0027 12 3261847/3261854
FAX: 3262140
E-MAIL: zhpta@mweb.co.za

SWEDEN
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
ENGELBREKTSGATAN7,
P.O BOX 26013, STOCKHOLM
TEL: 0046 6799040
FAX: 6796850
E-MAIL:
zamembas@algonet.se

SWITZERLAND
PERMANENT MISSION OF ZAMBIA
TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICES IN GENEVA
17-19, CHEMIN DU CHAMP-D’ANIER
1209 GENEVA
TEL: +41 22 788 5330/5 / FAX: + 41 22 788 53 40
E-MAIL: mission.zambia@ties.itu.int

TANZANIA
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBILC OF ZAMBIA
P.O BOX 2525 DAR-ES-SALAAM
TEL/FAX 255-22-2125529
CELL: 0744-486326
E-MAIL:
zhcd@raha.com

UNITED KINGDOM
HIGH COMMSSION OF  ZAMBIA
ZAMBIA HOUSE, 2, PALACE GATE,
KENSINGTON   LONDON W8 5NG
TEL: 0044 207 589 6655/0044 207 581 2142
FAX: 0044 207 581 0546
E-MAIL: immzhcl@btconect.com
WEBSITE
:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA          2419 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20008,                   TEL (202) 265-9717 or 19          WEBSITE: www.zambiaembassy.org/  EMAIL: embzambia@aol.com                   

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