VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Zimbabwe
From November 20, 2007, Russian tourists can obtain a visa to Zimbabwe upon entry. To obtain a visa upon entry, it will be necessary to present an immigration card, which indicates the surname, name and patronymic of the entrant, gender, date and place of birth, citizenship, address of permanent residence, address of residence in the country, number and validity period of the passport, purpose of the trip, period stay, as well as points of arrival and departure.
To apply for a visa in the Embassy of Zimbabwe, you need to provide the following documents: –
a passport valid for at least six months from the end of the planned trip,
– 3 questionnaires filled in English,
– 3 photographs, –
copies of round-trip air tickets, or confirmation of their reservation.
A single entry visa is valid for three months from the date of issue.
Import and export of foreign currency is not limited. The import of the national currency is limited to 50,000 Zimbabwe dollars, the export – 2,000 Zimbabwe dollars. You can import duty-free products and goods with a total value of not more than 250 US dollars. The import of drugs and some medicines is prohibited, hunting weapons and ammunition are imported with a special permit. Permission is also required for the export of hunting trophies.
Embassy in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, embassy in Moscow
Park Kultury metro station (ring), Serpov pereulok, 6.
Phones: 248-31-50, 248-43-67, 248-43-64.
Zimbabwe, Russian Embassy in the country:
Harare, PO Box 4250, 70 Fife Av.
Phone: (263-4) 720-359, 701-957, 701-958.
Fax: (263-4) 700-534.
Communication in Zimbabwe
In order to call from Russia to Zimbabwe, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 263 – area code – subscriber’s number.
In order to call from Zimbabwe to Russia, you need to dial 110 – 7 – area code – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Zimbabwe
Police – 995.
Ambulance – 994.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
April 18 – Independence Day
May 1 – Labor Day
May 25 – Africa Day
December 25 – Christmas
Tourists are recommended to travel in groups or accompanied by guides.
According to thembaprograms, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00, on Saturday – until 13:00.
Tips are most often already included in the bill, otherwise about 10% of the amount indicated on the bill is left.
Zimbabweans are affable, friendly and helpful.
Before traveling to Zimbabwe, be sure to take out medical insurance. It is also worth taking preventive measures against malaria. It is recommended to use bottled water for drinking. In the country, almost a quarter of the population is infected with AIDS.