Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Zimbabwe on the TravelHealthPro website
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are indirect commercial flights between the UK and Zimbabwe. You should check carefully with your travel provider which routes are available along with any additional requirements for your transit and destination countries. You should also check the FCDO Travel Advice when planning a journey.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Zimbabwe.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID-19. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Travel in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe currently has some COVID-19 measures in place, though enforcement is inconsistent. By law, it is compulsory to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth whenever you are on public transport, in workplaces and in public areas indoors. Masks are also compulsory in public outdoor areas for those who are unvaccinated. Everyone in an indoor public place must observe social distancing (i.e. keep at least one metre apart), sanitize their hands and wear a face mask. Everyone in an outdoor public place must observe social distancing, sanitize their hands and wear a face mask if they have not received at least 2 doses of a World Health Organisation-approved vaccine.
There is a curfew between midnight and 05:30am .
Healthcare in Zimbabwe
If you take regular medication, you should ensure you have a sufficient supply and make sure you can access a repeat prescription in the event of travel delays. Most medicines that require a prescription from a doctor in the UK will require one in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean pharmacies do not accept prescriptions issued in the UK. There is no reciprocal healthcare agreement between Zimbabwe and the UK. For contact details of English speaking doctors, visit our list of healthcare providers.
View Health for further details on healthcare in Zimbabwe.
For information on financial support you can access whilst abroad, visit our financial assistance guidance.
Help and support
If you need urgent consular assistance, you should contact your local British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephones numbers are available 24/7.
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