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UK Govt Issues Zimbabwe Travel Advisory

UK Govt Issues Zimbabwe Travel Advisory

The United Kingdom government on Tuesday 28 June 2022 issued a travel advisory to individuals intending to travel from the UK to Zimbabwe and or vice versa. The advisory urged those going to Zimbabwe to avoid political gatherings and to check with Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 regulations. Pindula News presents the advisory below:

Update to information on exiting Zimbabwe and returning to the UK (‘Coronavirus’ page)

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Zimbabwe

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Zimbabwe’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to Zimbabwe, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check your cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

You should avoid any political gatherings or demonstrations. These can be unpredictable, can turn violent without notice and the response from the security forces may be disproportionate. You should exercise a high degree of caution and monitor local media and this travel advice for updates.

Taking photographs of police, armed forces personnel, government buildings and of demonstrations and protests is not permitted. You should avoid political activity, or activities which could be considered political, including political discussions in public places. Ensure you carry identification, so that you can produce it if required to do so by the security forces. See Political situation

Zimbabwe’s economic situation remains unpredictable. Whilst the primary legal tender in Zimbabwe is the “Zimbabwe Dollar”, it is currently possible for tourists to transact using the US Dollar at the official exchange rate. This may change without notice. There is a shortage of physical cash so it is not always possible to make cash withdrawals using an international bank card. You should check with your tour operator or hotel what payment methods will be accepted. See Money

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing some electricity shortages resulting in extended periods without power. During blackouts, you should exercise a high degree of caution when driving as traffic lights may not be operational. Water rationing is being experienced in certain parts of the country. Contact your tour operator or hotel for latest updates.

Availability of fuel can be unreliable. Payment is usually made in cash; most filling stations do not accept international cards. See Road travel

There is a moderate level of crime in Zimbabwe. Remain vigilant, especially after dark, and make sure accommodation and vehicles are secure. See Safety and security

Always carry identity documentation or a copy of your passport. See Local laws and customs

Holiday and business visas are available at the port of entry. Violations of visa conditions can lead to arrest. See Visas

Dual British-Zimbabwean nationals who travel to Zimbabwe must have a valid travel document to re-enter the United Kingdom. It’s not possible to re-enter the UK using a Zimbabwean passport or a Zimbabwe Temporary Travel document without a visa or entry clearance endorsed. See Dual nationals

Air Zimbabwe has been refused permission to operate flights to the EU because the airline has been unable to demonstrate that it complies with international air safety standards. British government employees travelling to and within Zimbabwe have been advised to use carriers that aren’t subject to the EU operating ban. See Air travel

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Zimbabwe, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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18 Comments

Asalif 1 month ago

those warnings are not good in a country which is not at war kkkkkkk security forces are being labeled a threat to citizens and visiting tourists 😅😅😅 so who can visit the country . I wonder why a lot of my FB friends ask if it is safe visiting the country


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 we are at war. Hondo yatirikurwa haisi yekutamba nayo e.g. extreme poverty, rising cases of armed robbery , unemployment, human rights abuses etc the list is endless.

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Jus checked my calendar thought it was 1 April 😂


SC 1 month ago

😂😂 We are veterans to be Zimbabweans


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Given this Travel Advisory and how very valid the concerns raised are, I DO NOT PARTICULARLY FEEL PROUD TO BE A ZIMBABWEAN LIVING IN ZIMBABWE.


Asalif 1 month ago

they are valid because they have a consulate in the country which have every security representative from their country be it MI6 or the military

sekuru waBona 1 month ago

hahahaha

Whoever coined this was spot on like the person literally painted a true reflection whats happening

electricity load shedding(meikles story)

water true

political rallies look at kwekwe and chitungwiza

sikhala case

somebody once said edith and his cronies are inviting sanctions openly the abductions and parading prisoners in leg chains

hahaha
in other words zvukunzu stay away from Him it's volatile and unpredictable as anything can change anytime


chipo 1 month ago

ngavagareko zvavo chokwadi
zimbabwe remains an apple, with a few rotten ones.
They should talk about Zambia. the congo, moza etc


1 month ago

gegegegegege ana chipo

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Tuku 1 month ago

Waida kujoina politics gathering dzemuno ndedzawo here kana waine nharo ngawatijoine wanochiona aaaa


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Mawarning avo achatishaisa maclients kutourism, ngavasadaro mhani💔😂


Nerd 1 month ago

Rega vakuru vati chokwadi chinorwadza


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Iye munhu anouya KuZimbabwe anezvivindi zvinotyisa, their governments should compensate them handsomely for their bravery.


mwenewazvo 1 month ago

😄😄😄😄😄 haaa muno munoda vakashinga shuwa

Kkkkkkkk 1 month ago

zimbabwe is the safest country in Africa with the lowest crime rate, it is clear as day that this travel warning has been written by someone who simply wants to make zimbabwe look bad for their own personal reasons .


Joe Brownn 1 month ago

indeed they need to avoid political gatherings to avoid Zanu-PF wrath or else they will be kidnapped in broad daylight if found on the wrong side.



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