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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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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Evacuation Preparedness

Private American citizens should always be aware of changing circumstances and make a personal decision to depart voluntarily if they feel uncomfortable with the situation.  In the event of an evacuation, the USG first uses commercial transport for official personnel and recommends private American citizens do the same.  There are many benefits of leaving while …

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COVID-19: Are you an American abroad or know someone who is?

Are you an American abroad or know someone who is? Enroll now in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive notifications from U.S. Embassies and Consulates on travel restrictions, health alerts, what’s happening in the country, etc. We can’t take all the calls we’re getting as quickly as we want, and this way you …

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SAA suspends all international flights until the end of May 2020

SAA has cancelled all international flights until May 31, effective immediately.  If you were booked to depart on an SAA flight, please contact CWT at 012-818-3000 to rebook on a different airline (this number available until 5pm today, then tomorrow, Saturday, from 8:30 – 16:30; after-hours number available 24 hours is 010-219-6780). ================================================================== JOHANNESBURG, 20 …

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Information for visa applicants regarding COVID- 19

As of March 19, 2020, the United States Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe is cancelling routine non immigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please email us at …

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Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

At this time, U.S. Embassy in Harare, due to COVID-19, is no longer processing visas for those traveling to the United States, transiting Europe.  This includes the Schengen Area as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland. Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk …

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Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone …

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Security Alert: Degrading Communications Infrastructure

Location: Across Zimbabwe Over the past several weeks the communication infrastructure in Zimbabwe has been degraded due to power outages, pilferage of cell tower parts, and lack of generator capacity to maintain continuity of networks.  Embassy community members have reported the inability to make/receive mobile phone calls.  Mobile data services (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, e-mail) have …

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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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Consular Advisory

Due to multiple demonstrations and reports of gun shots in the Central Business District, the U.S. Embassy encourages American Citizens to avoid the Central Business District (in general the area bounded by Samora Machel Avenue on the north, Fourth Street on the east, Rotten Row on the west, and Lytton Road/ Chinhoyi Street on the south).  As the …

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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: 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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