Health Alert and Commercial Flights

Location:  Zimbabwe Event:  Commercial Flights Available International commercial flight options currently exist in Zimbabwe.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Zimbabwe at …

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COVID-19 Information

Global Health Advisory: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been …

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ADVICE FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS TO ZIMBABWE

Updated Entry/Exit Requirements Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to non-residents. The Zimbabwean government has confirmed that U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, are allowed to exit Zimbabwe. Please check with your airline carrier before flying to confirm any additional requirements.  Quarantine All residents returning to Zimbabwe are subject to a 21-day quarantine period at a government-approved facility, though in practice, the government has …

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Hours and Advice for American Citizens

As the Government of Zimbabwe has announced a 21-day lockdown that goes into effect at 12:02 AM on Monday, March 30, U.S. Embassy Harare has suspended routine consular services until further notice.  If you require an urgent appointment please email  consularharare@state.gov  during regular business hours, or call our Duty Officer at +263 772 559 727 for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Location:  Zimbabwe Event: The Government of Zimbabwe has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  The government of Zimbabwe does not have a website where it is providing additional information on new measures …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Harare

Location: Zimbabwe Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to be aware that extremists increasingly aim to identify and attack “soft” targets, such as: high-profile public events (sporting …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (Friday – October 25, 2019)

Location: Protests planned countrywide. Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following in Harare: U.S. Embassy Harare Central Business District (CBD) Robert Mugabe Square National Sports Stadium Event:  A potentially large march sponsored by the Government of Zimbabwe is expected to take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 in observance of Anti-Sanctions …

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Weather Alert –Zimbabwe

Location: Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Harare (March 15, 2019) Event: Cyclone Idai is expected to affect the eastern parts of Zimbabwe between Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Forecasters expect extremely high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding in the provinces of Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Harare. Actions to Take: Monitor local news …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (September 13, 2018) Location: Harare (Budiriro and Glenview neighborhoods) Event:  The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in Harare.  Cholera is highly contagious and a number of deaths have been reported Actions to Take: Consult a medical professional if you have symptoms of Cholera. …

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Important Notice: U.S. Visa Issuance

Harare, November 30 2017- The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on November 18

United States Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on November 18 November 17, 2017 The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens in Harare that two marches are planned for Saturday, November 18, 2017, convening at Freedom Square/Robert Mugabe Square (opposite Rainbow Towers) at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.  U.S. citizens are encouraged …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Uncertainty in Zimbabwe

November 14, 2017 As a result of the ongoing political uncertainty through the night, the Ambassador has instructed all employees to remain home tomorrow. U.S. government personnel have been instructed to shelter in their residences tonight and work remotely from home on November 15. The embassy will be minimally staffed and closed to the public.  U.S. citizens …

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Informational Message

U.S. Embassy Harare and U.S. Embassy Pretoria are aware that some flights between Zimbabwe and South Africa have been canceled, and U.S. citizens might be impacted. U.S. citizens whose travel is canceled should work with their travel agents to reschedule or re-route flights and should monitor news reports for updates on the situation. As a …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Robberies of Passengers from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport

Messages for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General, Johannesburg July 25, 2017 The U.S. Mission to South Africa advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to hotels, guest houses, and residences.  Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gun point while traveling from …

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Important Notice: Consular Office closed Thursday Afternoon

The U.S. Embassy in  Harare  wishes to advise the public that the Consular Section will be closed from 11:00hrs – 17:30hrs on July 6th, 2017. No services will be provided. For American Citizen Emergencies, please call the Duty Officer on 0772559727.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event

U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event February 16, 2017 The Zimbabwe Meteorological Service has issued a high alert for tropical cyclone-type rainfall from Thursday, February 16, 2017 until Monday, February 20, 2017. The most likely impacted areas include Masvingo and Matabelaland South provinces, as well as the southern areas of …

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Consular Section Closures, Schedule Changes, and Information Request

Dear U.S. Citizen Community, The Consular section would like to inform you of upcoming section closures and changes to processing hours for routine passport, notarial and Consular Report of Birth Abroad services at U.S. Embassy Harare.  In addition, we are also soliciting information below for a Congressional report. Closures:  In order to improve performance, the …

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