The Zimbabwean government requires tourists to obtain a Tourist Visa for Zimbabwe in order to enter the country, either on or prior to arrival.  On this page you will find tourist visa info for Zimbabwe, including:

  • Different Visa Categories
  • Which nationalities require a visa
  • Passport requirements
  • Types of visas for tourists
  • How to pay for your visa
  • The current fees for the different visas
  • Links to the relevant government visa websites

For current Covid travel requirements into Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, please read through the Covid travel information page.

Different Zimbabwean Tourist Visa Categories

Tourists visiting Zimbabwe are subject to the conditions of one of  three Visa Categories detailed below.  Passport holders of Category A or B visiting for a short-term holiday, can enter Zimbabwe with few formalities.  Category C visitors must obtain an approved visa prior to travel.

Category A:  No visa required.  Aside from being required to produce a valid passport at the port of entry, no other action or fee is applicable

Category Two: Visa obtained on arrival at the port of entry (airport or border post).  You may also pre-apply and pay for your visa online, using the Zimbabwe e-Visa Website – however, the site is not considered technically reliable.  Also, visas obtained via an agency at home typically attract additional fees and effort.

Category Three: National of these countries must apply for and obtain their Tourist Visa for Zimbabwe prior to travelling.  This may be done at the Zimbabwe High Commission in your country (or neighbouring country, as applicable), or by using the Zimbabwe e-Visa Website – however, the site is not considered technically reliable.

Please Note: If you intend to visit Zambia, and/or make a day-trip into Botswana, in conjunction with your visit to Zimbabwe, then it is more economical to obtain a KAZA UniVisa.  Follow the link for more information.

Nationalities that Require a Tourist Visa

To find out which Category of Tourist Visa for Zimbabwe applies to you, visit the Zimbabwean Tourism Website.

Passport Requirements

Before travelling to Zimbabwe, please ensure that you have the following:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months after your date of arrival
  • Sufficient blank page in your passport for the entry visa
  • If flying into Zimbabwe, you must be able to produce a Return Ticket or Proof of Funds to purchase while in the country.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay, particularly if arriving by land/boat.

Types of Zimbabwean Tourist Visas

IMPORTANT: There is no separate rate for tourist visas to Zimbabwe for children, and visas are required irrespective of age.

Single Entry – Valid for Single entry into Zimbabwe.  Expires on departure.

Double Entry – Valid for up to two entries and for 90 days from the date of issues.  Expires after two entries and exits of the Zimbabwe Border Control.

Multiple Entry – NB: Cannot be obtained on arrival.  Visitors are required to obtain a single entry visa and then apply for a Multiple Entry Visa at a town office.  This may take up to seven working days to process, and applications are frequently declined.  It is suggested that if you wish to enter more than three times, that you obtain an initial single entry, followed by successive double entry visas as per your travel requirements.

Kaza Univisa – A multiple entry visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe which is valid for 30 days and allows for a day trip (not overnight) to Botswana. This visa may be obtained (subject to availability) from to the following entry points:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka, Zambia
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone, Zambia
  • Harare International Airport – Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Victoria Falls International Airport – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Victoria Falls Border Post – Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • Kazangula Border Post – Zambia/Botswana and Zimbabwe/Botswana

Tourists from the following countries are eligible to obtain the Kaza Univisa though note that this is subject to availability:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Britain (United Kingdom)
  • Brunei
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Marshall Islands
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay

 

Purchasing a Visa in Zimbabwe

Category B visitors can pay for their visa at the Port of Entry on arrival, or when applying online via the e-Visa website. Visitors are advised to have the US dollars available to cover visa expenses, as credit card machines are considered unreliable in Zimbabwe, particularly for visa payments.

Category C nationals pay for their visa during the online application process.

Current Fee Structure for Zimbabwe Visas

Single Entry – US$ 30
Double Entry – US$ 45
Multiple Entry – See notes above – US$ 55
United Kingdom – $55 (single) $70 (double)
Canadians – $75 (single)
Kaza Univisa – $50

Useful Links:

The following links will help you obtain your Tourist Visa for Zimbabwe, along with other useful information;

Zimbabwean Immigration e-Services Mainpage:

https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Zimbabwe Visa Categories:

https://zimbabwetourism.net/visas-and-immigration/

Zimbabwe Missions Abroad

http://www.zimfa.gov.zw/index.php/zimbabwe-embassies

Zimbabwe Immigration FAQ:

https://www.evisa.gov.zw/help/faq

Zimbabwean Tourism Board Information Page:

https://zimbabwetourism.net/plan-your-trip/