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Visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe – Do you need one to travel

Published on: December 18th, 2019 at 11:30 pm

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As with any destination, it is super important to check the visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe as some countries are required to apply and gain access to a visa before arriving in Zimbabwe. This can change on occasions so it is best to find this information out online at the time of your trip.

At present, there are different visa categories for Zimbabwe and it will depend on where your country is listed as to what, if any visa action you need to take before flying. Below is some travel advice on the types of visas in Zimbabwe and if you are likely to require one.

Visa entry information to enter Zimbabwe

Visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe

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Do you need a visa to visit Victoria Falls?

Ultimately as with any destination you travel to it’s important to check with an up to date resource before heading off on your trip. I recommend looking into this at least one month before travelling as this will ensure you have the necessary time to apply for any travel visa if required. Below is a step by step guide that should answer if you will need a visa to travel to Zimbabwe and if so how do I get a visa for Zimbabwe.

Visa categories for Zimbabwe

Category A :

This is for the countries that require no visa to gain entry into Zimbabwe. Just turn up to any border crossing and you will be right to enter.

Category B:

Are for the countries eligible to gain and pay for a visa before entry into the country at any of the ports of entry, airport or land arrival. These are not a problem to get as long as you can pay the appropriate fee. You can also apply for a visa online before your arrival into Zimbabwe and the payment will be completed online. To do this just head to the Zimbabwe Evisa homepage.

Category C:

Is for the countries that are required to apply and have been granted access to a visa before actually arriving in Zimbabwe. If you don’t have this visa sorted before you arrive, then you won’t be gaining access to Zimbabwe. The easiest way to apply for this visa is again at the Zimbabwe Evisa website.

Find out which category you are in via the tables below:

Category A:

Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Congo (DRC), Cyprus, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Leeward Islands, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives

Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Samoa Western, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turk & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Category B:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde Islands, Chile, China, Comoros Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy

Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norfolk Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau Island, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa (America), San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Venezuela, Virgin Islands

Category C:

Afghanistan, Anguilla, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China (Non tour), Colombia, Conakry, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti Republic, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (DPRK), Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya

Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Refugee, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Vietnam, Yemen Rep

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Visa types for Zimbabwe

As well as having different visa categories for Zimbabwe they also have different types of visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe that you will need to apply for. The type of visa will largely depend on what sort of holiday you are having if you are planning to return to Zimbabwe in 90 days after leaving and or if you are planning multiple entries in and out of the country in a short period.

Basically the three types of visas are called single entry visa, double-entry visa and multiple entry visas. All are pretty self-explanatory but there are a few things to think about before you begin applying.

Single entry:

This visa allows you access into the country for a single visit only.


This allows you entry into and out of Zimbabwe two times over a 90 day period. Once you have completed two entries you will need to apply for a separate visa again before being granted access a third time.

Multiple entry visa:

If you know you will likely be coming and going from Zimbabwe more than 2 times then you are best to apply for a multiple entry visa. This visa will need to be applied for after entry into Zimbabwe though at the town office. This means you will enter on a single visa before transferring to a multiple entry visa.

Cost of visas in Zimbabwe

The cost of a visa will again depend on which country you are from and what type of entry visa you are applying for. The following tables list the common prices visas.

Category A:

No fee for you to enter Zimbabwe 

Category B:

Single EntryUS$ 30
Double EntryUS$ 45
Multiple Entry – See notes aboveUS$ 55

Category B Visa Exceptions
British and Irish
Single EntryUS$ 55
Double EntryUS$ 70

Single EntryUS$ 75

Category C:

Single EntryUS$30 to US$100

Please, note that now visa prices are FULL PRICE for children of all ages as well now when entering Zimbabwe.

Things to consider when applying for a visa

  • Will you be visiting Zambia 
  • Are you wanting to visit Devils Pool
  • Are you flying in and out of different airports (Livingston and Victoria Falls)
  • Are you on a safari and visiting different countries after Zimbabwe
  • Is it safe to go to Victoria Falls? Generally, Victoria Falls is an extremely safe area of Africa and no risk to foreign travellers, but it always pays to double-check this before booking a trip.
  • How much does it cost to visit Victoria Falls? A holiday to Victoria falls can be as cheap or as expensive as you want to make it. There are easy ways to save costs on accommodation plus cheap options to experience safari’s or other activities in groups rather than individual trips. Find the best-valued accommodation in Victoria Falls.

If you are planning on travelling to Zambia, flying out from Livingstone Airport or visiting the tourist attraction known as Devils Falls then you should consider applying for the KazaVisa. Find out the current Victoria Falls Entrance Fees to Zambia via the KazaVisa website.

Remember to always plan ahead to ensure you can gain your required visa in time for a holiday.

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