Global Health Advisory:
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad 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 reported may restrict travel without notice. Read More
- Zimbabwe has 11 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and three deaths.
Government of Zimbabwe Lockdown
- The government declared the COVID-19 crisis a “national disaster” on Friday, March 27, a move allowing it to commandeer State resources towards fighting COVID-19, to use emergency regulations, and to deploy personnel for the same services.
- The government initiated a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, March 30. The measure is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 and requires all public activities to cease and most commercial enterprises to close, with exceptions for certain food and fuel vendors as well as health-related facilities and other essential services.
- The lockdown runs from March 30 to April 19.
- The public is strongly encouraged to remain in their homes during the 21-day lockdown and to practice physical distancing when it is necessary to obtain food and fuel.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Zimbabwe’s borders are closed to all human traffic except for returning Zimbabwean nationals and permit holders. Borders remain open for cargo.
- The Government of Zimbabwe instituted screening checks based on WHO regulations including thermal scans and review of travel history within the previous 14 days.
- All arrivals will be subject to strict screening procedures including rigorous enforcement of a 21-day self-quarantine.
- The Government of Zimbabwe announced two hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo, its two largest cities, will handle quarantine cases of travelers suspected with COVID-19. Information about plans to handle cases in Victoria Falls, an international travel hub, remain limited.