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Zimbabwe Covid19 Latest Travel News

Vaccinated Travellers

  • Fully vaccinated travellers need to present proof of vaccination on entry to Zimbabwe and on exit. No PCR test is required.
  • "Fully vaccinated" means complete doses of a vaccine, i.e., two doses of a two-dose regiment or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Partially vaccinated travellers will need to follow the same rules as unvaccinated travellers (as below).

Unvaccinated and Partially Vaccinated Travellers

  • All partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate obtained within 48 hours of boarding.
  • On departure, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is required.

Children
  • Travellers under 12 years old are exempt from vaccination and PCR test requirements.

Departure


A negative RT-PCR test result is not required on departure from Zimbabwe if fully vaccinated. However, destination country requirements need to be taken into consideration. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, then a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is required.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can one get a PCR test done in Zimbabwe and Where?
A: Yes, PCR tests are available at most clinics and hospitals throughout Zimbabwe. In Victoria Falls, the Bio Express Lab, Health Bridge clinic, Lancet Laboratories, GoPath, Lordsland Medical Laboratories, Cimas Medical Laboratories, MARS and Interpath Laboratories offer PCR tests. In Victoria Falls you can also arrange for these Labs to come to your hotel to test you.

Zimbabwe is registered on the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform and it is preferable to have your departing PCR test done at the Bio Express, Lordsland or Lancet Laboratories in Victoria Falls, who are accredited with this platform. However, this is not an absolute requirement at this stage and test results from other non-accredited labs are also accepted.

Q: How much does a PCR test cost?
A: The price for a PCR test is between $30 and $60. It costs a bit extra for the lab to come to your hotel. Prices may differ depending on the testing centre.

Q: How long does it take to get the results?
A: The results are on average taking 2 to 6 hrs.

Q: Does my PCR test need to be registered on the Trusted Travel Initiative platform?
A: Zimbabwe is registered on the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform and it is preferable to have your departing PCR test done at the Bio express lab, Lancet or Lordsland lab in Victoria Falls who are accredited with this platform. However, this is not an absolute requirement at this stage and test results from other non-accredited labs are also accepted.

Q: Will I still need a PCR certificate if I am fully vaccinated?
A: No.

Q: Can I fly into Livingstone Airport and out of Victoria Falls Airport?
A: Yes.