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Zimbabwe coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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 and English.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Zimbabwe

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Zimbabwe is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

Travelers arriving from or who have transited through countries with prevalent and increasing Alpha and Delta COVID-19 variants are required to undergo quarantine at a designated facility.
Travelers will be tested within 48 hours after arrival and on days 3, 5, and 10 of the quarantine period. The testing and quarantine costs will be at the traveler's expense.
The government of Zimbabwe has not published an official list of countries with prevalent and increasing Alpha and Delta COVID-19 variants.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided on departure. Additionally, travelers are required to validate the PCR test results on the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform.
Travelers who have been tested in an authorized Trusted Traveler laboratory will get a Trusted Traveler code and must upload it at https://login.panabios.org/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Ftrustedtravel.panabios.org%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252F
Travelers arriving from a country that is not part of the Trusted Travel Initiative may get a code by uploading their valid test result at https://globalhaven.org/
Further information on the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform can be found at https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/
Citizens and residents without a valid test result will be required to undergo quarantine at a designated facility until a negative result is confirmed.

Additional test requirements

When departing from Zimbabwe, travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before travel at a Trusted Travel accredited laboratory.
A list of approved laboratories in Zimbabwe can be found at https://zw.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/

Other medical measures

Health testing may be required for travelers displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Those testing positive will be quarantined at an approved facility.
For more details US Embassy in Zimbabwe

Government measures

A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 10 pn amd 5:30 am. Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 100 people. Social distancing must be observed in public spaces. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating on a limited schedule.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open. Proof of full vaccination may be required for entry.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops may open until 7 pm.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present an accepted certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, can enter without an essential reason and are exempt from all testing and quarantine requirements. Proof must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, with the first 3 days to be completed at a quarantine hotel. On day 3 a PCR test will be administered and those testing negative can complete the quarantine period at home or a suitable residence. A further PCR test may be conducted on day 7. If a negative test result is confirmed, travelers will no longer be required to remain in quarantine.
Further information on quarantine can be found at https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/entry-quarantine-travel-covid19/#map-of-red-dark-red-and-green-countries-regions-in-europe
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on arrival. Proof must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure. Proof must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass.

Testing on arrival

All passengers will be tested upon arrival.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure. Proof must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass.

Travel restriction details for Zimbabwe

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Zimbabwe

All gatherings except funerals are banned, which are limited to 30 people
Everyone in a public place must observe social distancing (i.e. keep at least one metre apart) and wear a face mask.
Non-essential shops and retail businesses can only open between 8am and 3:30pm. Markets must also close at 3:30pm.
Hotel and lodge bars and restaurants are open to their residents. All other restaurants and fast food outlets can only serve takeaways. Bars and night clubs are closed. Off-licenses may sell take away alcohol only between 10am and 3.30pm.
In addition to these national restrictions, localised lockdowns can be enforced at short notice.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Zimbabwe

Do not travel

A nationwide lockdown and curfew (from 10pm to 5.30am) remains in place, though restrictions are easing. Essential businesses are open from 8am to 7pm. Face masks remain mandatory in public. To enter Zimbabwe you must have a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of travel. If you arrive without a negative PCR test you'll be required to enter quarantine for 10 days at designated hotels at your own cost. If you arrive with a valid negative PCR test you'll be required to self-quarantine at home or in a hotel for 10 days (see 'Travel'). We continue to advise: Do not travel to ZimbabweΒ due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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