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. As of the 2nd January 2021, all major airports remain open for travellers.
As of 30th July 2021, the Kazangula Border with Botswana and the Victoria Falls Bridge border with Livingstone Zambia have reopened for travellers that are vaccinated only.
There are limited domestic and International flights at this stage and schedules are changing on a daily basis so we recommend checking with the airlines for the most up-to-date information.
Please note the following measures which have been introduced to ensure that the health and safety of everyone is a priority.
- All passengers are required to complete a COVID-19 contact-tracing document on arrival.
- All passengers arriving at Victoria Falls Airport are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours before departure, in line with WHO Guidelines. If officials believe a traveller to be symptomatic, they may be required to undergo a further PCR test on arrival, regardless of the negative certificate, and at their own cost.
- All travellers arriving through Kazangula Border, Botswana or Victoria Falls Border, Livingstone are required to present a vaccination certificate as well as a PCR negative certificate issued within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe. Children between 5 and 18 years of age are only required to hold a negative PCR certificate.
- A Port Health or Airport Official will take passengers’ temperatures. Anyone recording a temperature equal to or higher than 38°C will be required to have a PCR COVID-19 test at their own cost.
- Travellers that test positive will then be required to go into a local designated isolation centre for 10 days if they have no symptoms, or 13 days if they are symptomatic. Isolation is at the traveller’s own expense.
- After isolation, travellers will need to be retested before they are provided with release documents and permitted to travel home or on to their next destination.
- Travellers are to adhere to WHO COVID-19 standard practices at all times, such as maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask in public and practicing personal hygiene.
In June 2020, ZTA released a General COVID-19 Guidelines document for designated tourist facilities which was approved by Cabinet and falls in line with the World Health Organisations standards and requirements.
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For further information on the Tourism Guidelines and Protocols please contact the following:-
Mr Givermore Chidzidzi – Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Dr Douglas Runyowa – Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry
August 30, 2021
August 16, 2021
August 5, 2021
July 30, 2021