Open with restrictions

Zimbabwe Travel Restrictions

40.53% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 39.24% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Zimbabwe with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Zimbabwe without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Zimbabwe for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Zimbabwe entry details and exceptions

All travelers are required to perform an RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to leaving Zimbabwe.


Outgoing travel to ZimbabweTraveling from the United States to Zimbabwe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 48 hours before departing to Zimbabwe.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Zimbabwe.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who are tested positive with COVID-19 while in Zimbabwe are required to quarantine for 10 days.
Documents

Return travelReturning to the United States from Zimbabwe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Zimbabwe must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Zimbabwe are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Zimbabwe

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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