Covid-19 Guidelines for Travellers

Covid 19

Guidelines for Travellers

Travellers are subject to the following conditions:

  • On arrival, all travellers are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from

     the date and time of departure.

  • Every person arriving in Zimbabwe will get a PCR Test, possibly by gene expert, done at the Port of Entry. Results expected within 20 minutes.
  • Persons below the age of 61 months will be exempted from PCR testing on arrival. Other exemptions may only be issued by the Secretary of Health
  • e.g. on Health grounds or age. Official exemptions include VIPs, Diplomats and their families, Envoys, UN staff and their families. Official exemptions

     will quarantine at home.

  • Once tested the person will proceed to a quarantine centre of their choice at cost to that person. Results will be communicated to each individual tested

      when results are ready.

  • Each person arriving in Zimbabwe shall book accommodation at the designated quarantine centres on or prior to arrival. Transport will be provided

      by hotels/lodges. People failing to afford quarantine accommodation and/or transport will be handed over to Government Social Welfare Department.

  • Quarantine centres will be published by the MOHCC. These will be lodges and hotels.
  • The MOHCC will establish Airport PCR Testing laboratories. And each PC test shall be done at a nominal fee yet to be gazetted.
  • Persons designated as business travellers, e.g. those visiting the government, shall be exempted for quarantine requirements.
  • Proof thereof shall be required
  • Passengers to get designated transport from the airport to the quarantine centres.
  • Travellers with fake COVID-19 documents will attract custodial sentences.
  • Upon clearance to enter into Zimbabwe, tourists are expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines at hospitality and recreation facilities.
  • Domestic tourists are not required to present COVID-19 Certificates but are expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines at hospitality and recreation facilities.
  • A dedicated national toll-free ‘2023’ helpline and call centre is available for information about COVID-19 to travellers.
  • On departure tourists can obtain COVID-19 certificates from the approved laboratories.

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