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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Zimbabwe Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Zimbabwe

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Zimbabwe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Zimbabwe shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Zimbabwe), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: South Africa (3.9), Botswana (3.8), Zambia with 3.8 and Mozambique with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Zimbabwe

There are currently 7,812 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Zimbabwe. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 227 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Zimbabwe.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Zimbabwe

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Zimbabwe.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Zimbabwe from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Det politiska, ekonomiska och sociala läget i Zimbabwe har varit instabilt i flera år. Följ med nyheterna innan du åker till Zimbabwe.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ZW

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Zimbabwe due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and civil unrest.    Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/zimbabwe-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/zimbabwe

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Zimbabwe is currently in lockdown. During this time, you're required to stay at home except for essential movement to seek health services or purchase food. A curfew is in place. You must wear a face mask in public. The Australian Embassy in Harare is not open to the public due to the lockdown but will continue to provide limited services. The security situation ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zimbabwe

Individual rating changes for Zimbabwe

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Zimbabwe. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Zimbabwe to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Zimbabwe to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Zimbabwe to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Zimbabwe to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Zimbabwe changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Zimbabwe with a rating of 3.0.

About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe with its capital Harare is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly larger than Montana (390,580 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March). The landscape is mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east. With a population of about 12.38 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Harare
Population about 12.38 million
Size 390.580 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Montana
Common languages English, North Ndebele, South Ndebele, Shona
Currency Dollar (short: ZWD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +263
Internet Top Level Domain .zw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ZW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ZWE
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 716

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Zimbabwe is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution
  • deforestation
  • land degradation
  • poor mining practices have led to toxic waste and heavy metal pollution
  • soil erosion
  • the black rhinoceros herd - once the largest concentration of the species in the world - has been significantly reduced by poaching

Natural hazzards

  • floods and severe storms are rare
  • recurring droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Zimbabwe. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. clay
  5. clothing
  6. coal
  7. copper
  8. diamonds
  9. fertilizer
  10. foodstuffs

Agriculture products

  1. coffee
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. goats
  5. peanuts
  6. pigs
  7. sheep
  8. sugarcane
  9. tobacco
  10. wheat

Zimbabwean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Zimbabwe.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. ferroalloys
  3. gold
  4. platinum
  5. textiles/clothing
  6. tobacco

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food products
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. other manufactures
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Zimbabwe.

Is it safe to travel Zimbabwe in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Zimbabwe. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Zimbabwe?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Zimbabwe.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Zimbabwe?

There are currently 7,812 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Zimbabwe. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 227 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Zimbabwe.

What is the size of Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has a size of 390,580 km² or 150,804 mi² which is slightly larger than Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.