Zimbabwe Travel Information - Guide

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Entry Requirements for Zimbabwe

Most visitors require a 90-day holiday or 30-day business visa, both of which can be obtained on arrival. Check with your embassy before departure to see if you require a visa to enter Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Currency

The Zimbabwe Dollar is the local currency and a limited number of tourist establishments accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and credit cards.

Taxes and Refunds Within Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, the sales tax rate is 15% and is charged to consumers based on the purchase price of certain goods and services.

What Clothing To Bring With For Zimbabwe’s Climate

Summer: bring cool cotton clothing and loads of sunblock. Winter: warmer clothing with a sweater or jacket for cool mornings and evenings. Hats, sunglasses and insect repellant are necessary. Don't forget your rain-wear for the rainy season.

Languages Spoken in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages :

  • Shona
  • Ndebele
  • Tonga
  • Tswana
  • Venda
  • Chewa
  • Chibarwe
  • English
  • Kalanga
  • Koisan
  • Shangani
  • Nambya
  • Xhosa
  • Chewa
  • sign language
  • Sotho

Health Services In Zimbabwe

Medical facilities in Zimbabwe are good the main towns, but there are also well-equipped clinics in most outlying areas. Medical costs can be very expensive so health insurance would be essential. Private hospitals may require either health insurance or cash payment before admission.

Healthcare vaccinations against Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Malaria,Tetanus, Typhoid and Rabies are special precautions. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is only required from travellers who are coming from areas with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Banking Hours in Zimbabwe

Banking hours in Zimbabwe are generally between 8:00AM - 3:00PM Monday to Friday

And 8:00AM - 12:00PM on Saturday

Useful Numbers For Tourist In Zimbabwe

Tourism Office Tel: +263 4 752 570

Tourism and Safety Information Line - +(263) (4) 250-593

Police - 995

Fire Brigade - 993

Ambulance - 994