Financial sanctions, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.



The Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Zimbabwe are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.


This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the Government of Zimbabwe 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.

The regulations impose asset freezes on those identified who are, or have been, involved in the commission of serious human rights violations or abuse, the repression of civil society and democratic opposition or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

UK regulations

EU regulations (applicable prior to 11:00pm, 31 December 2020)

Council Regulation (EC) 314/2004

Find out more about UK sanctions on Zimbabwe

Published 5 April 2013
Last updated 1 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 01/02/2021, Zimbabwe

  2. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  3. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 19/02/2020, Zimbabwe (Reg 2020/213)'

  4. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 16/02/2018 Zimbabwe (Reg 2018/223)

  5. Updated links to regulation as part of routine site maintenance.

  6. Added HM Treasury notice 25.02.14 Zimbabwe (Reg 153/2014)

  7. Added notice: Zimbabwe 23/09/13 (915/2013)

  8. First published.