Zimbabwe travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

Zimbabwe is part of Africa with main city at Harare. Its Developing country with a population of 14M people. The main currency is Zimbabwe Dollar. The languages spoken are Shona,Northern Ndebele,English. the Republic of Zimbabwe is the formal name of Zimbabwe It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.44 °C   🌧 ~19.24 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 14M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Zimbabwe to include information on entry and exit requirements. We haven’t changed the level of our advice - ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Zimbabwe.

issued date: May 24, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Zimbabwe uses 240V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Shona, Northern Ndebele, English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Zimbabwe uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Zimbabwe. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Zimbabwe is on average 4.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Zimbabwe is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $45.00, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Econet, NetOne or Telecel. Zimbabwe uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Zimbabwe upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Zimbabwe, dial +, then 263 (the country code for Zimbabwe), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Zimbabwe, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 13 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Zimbabwe you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

199

Ambulance

192

Fire department

191

Last updated: October 8, 2019