The only way to enter the country of Zimbabwe is to seek a visa through one of the countrys diplomatic missions abroad or online, unless you come from one of the visa-exempt nations or are entitled for a visa on arrival in the country. According to the latest information available in November 2014, Zimbabwe and Zambia also provide a universal tourist visa.
The country requires visas from all visitors, regardless of the length of their stay or the purpose of their visit. More than 200 nations are represented in Zimbabwe. After completing the visa application process, you will receive an electronic visa approval via email.
Entry into Zimbabwe
All passengers travelling to Zimbabwe must present one of the following documents:
- Proof of complete immunisation (2 doses of any one or more of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation).
- Evidence of a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure.
- Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, passengers will be required to complete track and trace information.
Citizens of Ireland who are visiting or residing in Zimbabwe should be aware that they are required to comply with any public health measures that may be implemented by the government of Zimbabwe, as well as with all immigration requirements at all times.
The criteria is straight forward and travellers are encouraged to follow the criteria when applying for a visa.
Visa application form. Two completely filled out and signed application forms.
Photograph resembling those used for passports.
Invitation to do business.
You can expect to wait up to 15 working days for Zimbabwe visa processing from the day of your initial application.
The appointment waiting time depends on the availability at the consulate in your country of residence.
Who Can Visit Zimbabwe Without a Visa?
The following Countries are among the nations whose citizens can visit Zimbabwe for up to three months without a visa, provided they have a valid passport.
- The Bahamas
- The Cayman Islands
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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The type of visas available in Zimbabwe vary. Each visa is for a different purpose of stay. The visas types available are:
- Single Entry
- Double Entry
What To Do If Your Zimbabwe Visa is Refused
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Zimbabwe visa and the reasons for the cancellation.
The maximum number of days you are permitted to stay in Zimbabwe with the 90-day single entry e-Visa is 90 days. The maximum number of days you are permitted to stay in Zimbabwe with the 90-day double entry e-Visa is 90 days.
Carry with you sufficient modest bills to pay for your visa at the airport. For additional details, please visit eVisa Zimbabwe. Typically, visitors are granted admission for 30 days, but you should verify that the number of days granted at the port of entry matches your desired length of stay.
Foreign tourists who overstay on a visa are typically labelled “undesirable persons” and may incur a ban from Zimbabwe, preventing them from applying for a visa and reentering the country for a period of time. You may also be subject to a daily fine if you overstay your visa.