With Zimbabwe’s international airports reopened as of the 1st October, the following is an outline of requirements on arrival for all travellers entering the country:-

  • 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 the travellers own cost.
  • An Airport Official will take passengers’ temperatures. Anyone recording a temperature equal to or higher than 38°C will be tested for COVID-19.
  • Travellers that test positive will then be required to go into a local quarantine centre for 10 days if they have no symptoms, or 13 days if they are symptomatic. Quarantine is at the traveller’s own expense.
  • After quarantine, travellers will need to be retested before they are 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

givemore@ztazim.co.zw / coo@ztazim.co.zw

Dr Douglas Runyowa – Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

rundougy7@gmail.com / rundougy7@yahoo.com