Zimbabwe re-opened its major airports to International and Regional passenger flights on 1 October 2020, with domestic services having already resumed earlier in September. Victoria Falls was amongst the major airports in the country to re-open with Air Zimbabwe being the first to resume flights to the destination from Harare.
Please note the following measures which have been introduced to ensure that the health and safety of everyone is a priority.
1. All travellers to Zimbabwe are required to undertake temperature testing, social distancing and sanitisation and to wear a face mask.
2. On arrival, passengers to Zimbabwe will be required to complete Health Questionnaires detailing where they have travelled and providing some personal details for COVID-19 tracking purposes.
3. Passengers arriving into Zimbabwe must present a certificate showing a NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR test issued by a recognized facility within 48 HOURS prior to their arrival.
(For entering South Africa, this period is within 72 hours, and visitors are also required to have downloaded the COVID alert South Africa mobile app on their phone).
Passengers arriving into Zimbabwe without certificates will be PCR tested at their own expense (US$60 per test) at their airport of arrival by a private facility, and, only if the test is negative, will they be allowed to proceed.
NOTE – this will cause delays.
4. Any traveller showing COVID-19 symptoms on arrival will be re-tested at their own expense (US$60 per test) at their airport of arrival by a private facility, EVEN IF they are in possession of a 48-hour NEGATIVE PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate.
Zimbabwe’s land borders still remain closed for the time being except for commercial traffic, diplomats and returning residents. We will advise when this changes. Further guidelines and protocols are due to be released soon.