There are 3 categories:
Category A: Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Visa. No action required, you will be granted easy entry at any border post.
Category B: Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. These visas are easiest obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post. If you get them done via an agency in your home country they will often cost you quite a bit more and be a lot more hassle.
Eligible Countries whose nationals are granted a UniVisa at port of entry on payment of US$50
Note that the UniVisa is only available at the following entry points
- Victoria Falls Airport
- Victoria Falls land Border
- Kazangula land Border (Border with Botswana)
- Harare Airport
Category C: Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. Unfortunately this is a bit of a pain, but you have to apply through an agency or the Zimbabwe High Commission in your home country. Zimbabwe immigration have launched a website where Category C’s can now apply online. The website is https://www.evisa.gov.zw/
All Categories need:-
• Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry.
• Return ticket to your country (or enough money to buy one)
• Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zimbabwe.
• Enough blank pages in your passport to fit the required entry visa.
A UniVisa is now available for most Category B countries. This means you can travel as frequently as you like between the two countries for a standard fee of $50. This will save considerable time, money and space in your passport. If you are not visiting both countries then cheaper to just get the single entry visa. You have the choice
NB – Multiple Entry Visas – cannot be obtained at the port of entry into Zimbabwe. You may enter Zimbabwe on a single entry visa and then obtain a Multiple Entry Visa from the town office – but this may take up to 7 working days to be issued.
Alternatively a multiple entry visa can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in your country prior to departure for Zimbabwe.
Children – As of June 2012 – Zimbabwe will now be charging FULL VISA fees for any individual who is required to have a VISA despite their age. This includes infants and children who were previously being exempted from this. This has been imposed with immediate effect