Zimbabwe international travel guide in 2024

Zimbabwe international travel guide in 2024

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Zimbabwe travel details 🇿🇼
Zimbabwe has a population of 14M with main currency as Zimbabwean Dollar (1980–2008). The languages spoken are Shona. Zimbabwe travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are rare in Zimbabwe. Internet speed in Zimbabwe is on average 4.0 Mbps.In Zimbabwe you drive on the left side.

Zimbabwe travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We’ve reviewed our advice for Zimbabwe and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution due to the threat of crime and the risk of civil unrest. Zimbabwe has introduced a new local currency, Zimbabwe Gold (ZiG). USD is widely accepted, but this could change with little notice (see 'Travel'). Frequent and lengthy power outages and water shortages are possible. Demonstrations and protests in Zimbabwe can be unpredictable and may turn violent quickly. Avoid activities that could be considered political and stay away from protests and demonstrations. During periods of unrest, monitor local media, avoid affected areas and follow advice from local authorities (see ‘Safety’). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe due to the threat of crime and the risk of civil unrest.

Issue Date : Apr 15, 2024

Zimbabwe weather

Zimbabwe essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Shona

Money in Zimbabwe

Currencies

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.

ATM

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.

Internet in Zimbabwe

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 in Zimbabwe

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.

Emergecy

Police
199
Ambulance
192
Fire department
191

Zimbabwe map

Zimbabwe visa advice

If you're considering exploring Zimbabwe beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Zimbabwe transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Zimbabwe, understanding Zimbabwe Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.