Airport Visas and Transfer Information
Airport and Transfer Information
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. There are domestic commercial flights available between Harare to Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls. No commercial flights operate to Kariba, Hwange or Lowveld, but private charter flights can be organised such as Solenta Air .
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.
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.
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
Single Entry - $30
Double Entry $45
Single Entry - $55
Double Entry $70
Multiple Entry - $90
Single Entry - $75
Double/multiple : obtainable from local embassy prior to departure
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
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