Visas, Entry Points and Borders



Citizens of  most Southern African (SADC) countries (including South Africa) do not require visas to enter Zimbabwe.  Other passport holders do need visas, which can usually be purchased at your point of entry. Be patient when dealing with officialdom at entry points. Expect delays.

Canadian passports: Single entry only: US$75

British and Irish passports:Single entry: US$55 (or equivalent in SARands or Pounds); Double entry:  US$$70.

Other passports (USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand).  Single entry US$30 (or equivalent in SA Rands or Pounds); Double entry US$45 (or equivalent). 

For more detailed information about visas and costs for Zimbabwe see this Wild link:


or the Zimbabwe immigration website visa link

Note that citizens of some countries need to apply for visas in advance.  They can do this online at or at the nearest Zimbabwean Embassy

NOTE - KAZA UNI-VISA:  We have been advised that as from 1st January 2016, the$50 KAZA UNI-VISA which was introduced in 2015 and allowed visitors access to both Zimbabwe and Zambia on one visa for a single cost of $50) has been suspended until further notice.  Please be aware that this situation could change in the near future, and we will keep you informed of any developments. 


The main airport points of entry into Zimbabwe for visitors are at Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo International Airports.

Access by road is via borderposts at Beitbridge (from South Africa), Plumtree or Kasane (from Botswana), Kazangula (from Zambia & Botswana), Victoria Falls, Kariba Dam and Chirundu (from Zambia), Mutare and Nyamapanda (from Mozambique).

The road borderposts in the Zambezi area are open at the following times:

Victoria Falls Bridge:  6.00a.m. - 10.00p.m.
Kariba Dam: 6.00a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Chirundu Bridge: 6.00a.m. - 6.00 p.m

Be careful not to arrive just before closing time. You may not be allowed through, even if there are still some minutes to go.

If you require some assistance in getting through borderposts at Beitbridge or Kariba Dam, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has representatives who will assist (during working hours).  Contact them in advance as follows:-

ZTA Beitbridge:- 
Area Manager: Bertha Mutowembwa
Marketing Executive:  Lindarose Ntuli
Tel +263 286 23640/1/2/3
PLEASE NOTE that this assistance is NOT a 24-hour service.  The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority staff at Beitbridge work to ordinary office hours (8.00a.m. – 4.00p.m. Monday – Friday).  They are not available outside these hours nor at weekends.

ZTA Kariba Dam:-
Daisy Guvamombe
Mobile: +263 772 357 196

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