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August 21, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe reminds U.S. citizens resident and visiting Zimbabwe that Wednesday, August 23, 2023, is the designated harmonized elections day in Zimbabwe. While there is no indication of a threat specifically directed at U.S. citizens, the Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens in Zimbabwe maintain a heightened state of vigilance during the election period in Zimbabwe.

As always, we urge U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings.

General guidance:

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe:

  • Monitor the local media for updates during elections, including Voice of America on Channel 909 in Harare or listen online at https://www.voazimbabwe.com/live/audio/79
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
  • Stay alert and avoid openly displaying cash.
  • Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave originals in your hotel safe.
  • Stay away from political rallies, demonstrations, and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Zimbabwe.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.


United States Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

2 Lorraine Drive, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: +263-867-701-1000 Emergency +263 -772 559-727

Website: https://zw.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

Tel: 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444