– Updated 26 January 2021 –
Zimbabwe announced the reopening of the country’s local tourism sector on 3 September 2020. Domestic flights resumed on 21 September 2020 with Air Zimbabwe and Fastjet, in advance of 1 October 2020: the reopening date of Zimbabwe’s international airports.
The government instituted a 30-day national lockdown from 2 January 2021. Air travel remains open for leisure travellers, but land borders are closed until further notice. Inter-city and inter-provincial holiday travel, as well as visiting national parks and designated tourism facilities are allowed between 06:00 and 18:00. Visitors who are travelling between destinations are required to provide documentation of bookings at national parks and other designated tourism facilities. Hotels and lodges in Zimbabwe are exempted from the mandatory lockdown business closures.
Open for international travel
Health screening & COVID-19 protocols on arrival
- Present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, obtained from a recognised facility within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe.
- Undergo health screening and temperature testing.
- Social distancing, hand sanitisation and the wearing of masks are mandatory.
- Not required unless travellers show symptoms of the virus or don’t have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate on arrival – they are then required to stay at a designated isolation facility for 7 days, then self- isolate for another 7 days. A fee of $60 will be levied on travellers tested at ports of entry.
Airlines flying into the destination
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
- Air Tanzania
- Fastjet flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls are suspended until 15 March 2021.
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