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Zimbabwe international travel guide in 2024

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Zimbabwe ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

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Zimbabwe is part of Africa with main city at Harare. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 18.85 ยฐC in Zimbabwe with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 6.52 mm. Internet speed in Zimbabwe is on average 4.0 Mbps. In Zimbabwe you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 14M people. The main currency is Zimbabwe Dollar. The languages spoken are Shona, Northern Ndebele and English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Zimbabwe. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~18.85 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~6.52 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 14M people

Zimbabwe Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Zimbabwe. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. The Zimbabwe general election will be held on 23 August. Civil unrest and political violence may increase in the lead-up to and following the general election. We advise: Exercise a high degree of cautionย in Zimbabwe due to the risk of crime and the possibility of civil unrest and political violence.
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Zimbabwe Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

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

Money in Zimbabwe

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

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It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.
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