UK sanctions on Zimbabwe

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime on Zimbabwe, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The UK is leaving the EU. This page tells you about sanctions regimes after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and will be updated if anything changes.

The Zimbabwe sanctions regime

The Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are intended to ensure that certain sanctions measures relating to Zimbabwe, which are currently in force in the UK under EU legislation and related UK regulations, continue to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the Government of Zimbabwe, and any person or entity who may be involved in human rights abuses to:

  • respect democratic principles and institutions and the rule of law
  • refrain from actions, policies or activities which repress civil society in Zimbabwe
  • comply with international human rights law and respect human rights

When these regulations come into force they will replace, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

Contact Details


  1. Zimbabwe sanctions: guidance
  2. Post Brexit: Financial sanctions - Guidance
Published 21 March 2019
Last updated 22 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.
  2. The link to statutory guidance on Zimbabwe sanctions has been added
  3. First published.