Airport Visas and Transfer Information

International Airports
Harare Airport - (+263 4) 575111
Victoria Falls Airport - (+263 13) 44665/44250  
Zimbabwe has two international airports, the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and the Victoria Falls Airport. 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.  

The big airlines that come into Zimbabwe are Emirates, Ethiopian Airway, British Airways , Air Tanzania, Airlink, Fastjet, Rwandair, Air Zimbabwe, FlySafair and Cemair.

Fastjet operates 28 flights a week from Johannesburg to Harare, as well as from Bulawayo  and Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, South Africa.  They also operate on the Victoria Falls to Nelspruit South Africa route and the Victoria Falls to Maun in Botswana.

Other regional routes they do include:-

  • Harare to Victoria Falls
  • Harare to Bulawayo
  • Harare to Kariba
  • Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls to Kariba
Cemair offers flights four times a week between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls four times a weeek (Mon, Wed Fri and Sat)

Flysafair is a low cost airline and offers flights daily between Johannesburg and Harare, In addition flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls three times a week (Tues, Thurs & Sat)

Private charters are also available throughout Zimbabwe and each company has a range of different planes to choose from depending on your requirements.  They also sometimes offer seats available on various routes around the country

These are:-
Executive Air
Mack Air
Superfly Aero
Grand Air Charters

Opening times
Beitbridge to South Africa: 24 hours
Victoria Falls bridge: 0600 - 2200
Kazungula to Botswana: 0600 - 2000
Nyamapanda to Mozambique: 0600 - 2000
Chirundu/Zambia: 0600 - 2200
Kariba/Zambia: 0600 - 2000

Regional Bus Destinations
Harare’s Road Port Bus terminal – (+263 4) 702828. (cnr Fifth St & Robert Mugabe Rd)
Local Bus Destinations
Buses to towns and cities within Zimbabwe leave from Mbare Musika Bus Terminal, which is south of the city.
There are also other smaller transfer companies such as Hersov Tours. 

The easiest way to get a visa is to apply online for the eVisa, visitors collect and make the necessary payment at the border. Payments can be made in US dollars, South African Rand, Botswana Pula, GB Pound and the Euro. Visitors can apply on the following website,
All Visitors can also verify from the above website if their nationality requires that they obtain visa only at the port of entry. 
The costs of the visa vary 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 temporarily during your visit 
Multiple Entry visa if you are leaving and entering Zimbabwe more than twice. 

 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.
Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Cyprus, Fiji, Ghana Grenada, Hong Kong (China), Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Leeward, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Samoa western, Singapore, Solomon, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turk & Guacos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Mozambique, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Most Nationals
Single Entry - $30
Double Entry $45
United Kingdom/Ireland
Single Entry - $55
Double Entry $70
Multiple Entry - $90
Single Entry - $75
Double/multiple: obtainable from local embassy prior to departure


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 SADC countries.
Zimbabwe law requires that you have a white reflective tape in 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 and a  reflective vest.

Always have a valid driver’s licence and TIP to avoid problems at police roadblocks.