Airport Visas and Transfer Information

 

 

Airport and Transfer Information

International Airports

 

Harare Airport –               (+263 4) 575111

Victoria Falls Airport -     (+263 13) 44665/44250

 
   

Most International Flights to Zimbabwe come via Johannesburg in South Africa, these flights operate on a regular basis, and come into either Harare or Victoria Falls directly.  The most frequent big airlines that come into Zimbabwe are Emirates, KLM and South African Airways. There are domestic commercial flights available between Harare to Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls on Air Zimbabwe.  No commercial flights operate to Kariba, Hwange or Lowveld,  but private charter flights can be organised with companies such as Halsteds Aviation Charters

 

Borders

Opening times

Beitbridge to South Africa                                 24 hours

Victoria Falls bridge                                         0600am-10pm

Kazungula to Botswana                                    0600am-8pm

Nyamapanda to Mozambique                           0600am – 8pm

Chirundu – Zambia                                          0600am – 8pm

Kariba – Zambia                                               0600am – 8pm

International Bus Journeys

Harare’s Road Port Bus terminal – (+263 4) 702828.(cnr Fifth St & Robert Mugabe Rd)

Local Bus Journeys

Buses to places within Zimbabwe leave from Mbare Musika Bus Terminal, south of the city.

There are also other smaller transfer companies such as Hersov Tours. 

Visas

The easiest way to get a visa is at the airport or border post, no photographs are required.    The costs of the visa varies depending on your nationality.  There are three options of visa available – Single Entry – for staying in Zimbabwe only, Double visa if you want to leave Zimbabwe at all , Multiple  Entry visa if you are leaving and entering Zimbabwe more than twice.  The currency used in Zimbabwe is US$ cash and it is advisable to use this, as you will get bad rates with other currencies .  Enter prices/cost link to Consular page.  The visa takes up a whole page in your passport so make sure you have enough pages and that your visa is valid for at least six months.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

ZIMBABWE

Countries that do not need a visa.

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman, Congo (DRC), Cyprus, Fiji, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China), Jamaica, Kenya, Karibati, Leeward, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Naura, Samoa western, Singapore, Solomon, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadies, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turk & Gaicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Mozambique, Vanuata, Zambia

VISA FEES

Most Nationals

Single Entry - $30

Double Entry $45

United Kingdom/Ireland

Single Entry - $55

Double Entry $70

Multiple Entry - $90

Canadian

Single Entry - $75

Double/multiple : obtainable from local embassy prior to departure

South African

Gratis visas at port of entry

DRIVING INTO ZIMBABWE

Passenger Car Fee - $10

A certified letter from the person lending you the vehicle if it is not in your name.  The original Registration book or certified copy of registration book.

T.I.P - Issued at the border no charge

3rd Party Insurance $30 for one month, or obtain a Comesa Yellow card from Insurance provider valid for SADCC countries

Zimbabwe law requires you have 2 x white reflective tape on the front of your vehicle and 2 x red reflective tape on your rear bumper.  New law effective Jan 2011 that you must have two red warning triangles and a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.

Always have a valid driver’s licence and TIP to avoid problems at police road blocks