Visa policy of Zimbabwe

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Visitors to Zimbabwe must obtain a visa from one of the Zimbabwean diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are eligible for visa on arrival.[1] As of November 2014 Zimbabwe and Zambia also offer a universal tourist visa.[2]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Zimbabwe

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 41 countries and territories can visit Zimbabwe without a visa for up to 3 months:[3]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Zimbabwe visa

Citizens of the following 56 countries and territories can obtain a visa on arrival:[4]


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Map of entry points with eVisa facility

Foreign citizens may apply for all types of visa (tourism, business, residence and study) online through the eVisa system of the Zimbabwe Department of Immigration. Visa fee can be paid online or on arrival.[5]

It may be used to enter at one of the following crossings:

Universal visa[edit]

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Map of entry points where universal KAZA visa can be obtained
KAZA visa eligible countries

Zimbabwe and Zambia introduced a universal visa on 28 November 2014 called KAZA Visa. This visa can be obtained on arrival and is valid for both countries for visits up to 30 days while remaining within Zambia and Zimbabwe (including day trips to Botswana at Kazungula).[6] In second stage, if the pilot phase running until May 2015 is successful,[7] Namibia, Angola and Botswana are expected to join the project.[8][9] In third stage three SADC pilot countries are expected to join and in fourth stage all SADC countries are expected to become part of the universal visa project.[10]

The universal visa is available to citizens of 40 designated countries and in Zimbabwe it is issued at Kazungula, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Harare International Airport and Victoria Falls Airport border crossings.[11][12]

Eligible countries are:[13][14][15]


  1. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Zambia, Zim to Effect One Visa Regime
  5. ^ eVisa Zimbabwe
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Zimbabwe, Zambia to launch UNIVISA project on November 28
  9. ^ Zimbabwe introducing joint tourist visa with Zambia
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Zim, Zambia to launch uni-visa month end
  12. ^ [4]
  13. ^ [5]
  14. ^ [6]
  15. ^ [7]
  16. ^ Including  Cook Islands residents.
  17. ^ Including Puerto Rico residents.

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