Airport Visas and Transfer Information
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 most frequent big airlines that come into Zimbabwe are Emirates, KLM and South African Airways. RwandAir is an African airline which flies into Zimbabwe four times a week. It is the only airline with direct flights between Harare and Capetown, South Africa. Proflight Zambia is another African airline that flies into Zimbabwe. A new local airline (Sol Air) is set to launch in September 2018, they are looking to add to the local and regional flights.
British Airways and South African Airways fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls every day. While Fastjet, Air Zimbabwe and Kenyan Airways fly in to Victoria Falls several times a week. There are domestic commercial flights available between Harare and Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls on Air Zimbabwe. No commercial flights operate to Kariba, Hwange or the Lowveld, but private charter flights can be organised with companies such as Safari Logistics, Executive Air, Giles Raynor and Halsteds Aviation Charters. These flights can be arranged from Harare to Hwange, Victoria Falls to Hwange and Harare to Mana Pools/Matusadona or Kariba.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport – (+263 0242) 575111
Victoria Falls Airport - (+263 08328) 44665/44250
Beitbridge to South Africa 24 hours
Victoria Falls bridge 0600am-10pm
Kazungula to Botswana 0600am-8pm
Nyamapanda to Mozambique 0600am – 8pm
Chirundu – Zambia 0600am – 10pm
Kariba – Zambia 0600am – 10pm
Regional Bus Destinations
Harare’s Road Port Bus terminal – (+263 4) 702828. (Cnr Fifth St & Robert Mugabe Rd)
Buses to destinations such as Lusaka, Zambia; Johannesburg, Tanzania etc.
Local Bus Destinations
Buses to towns and cities within Zimbabwe leave from Mbare Musika Bus Terminal, which is south of the city.
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, https://www.evisa.gov.zw/
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 and Multiple Entry visa if you are leaving and entering Zimbabwe more than twice. 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.
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
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
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