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COVID-19 Information
October 31, 2022



Last updated: [10/2022]

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.


Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes. U.S. Citizens must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Zimbabwe. This applies to people aged 18 and over. Unvaccinated travelers must show proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within the 24 hours before arrival to Zimbabwe.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, except for travelers who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  Periodically officials at the airport will take the temperature of arriving travelers.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No.

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Several private labs offer COVID-19 testing around Harare and other major urban and tourist areas in Zimbabwe. Results are typically ready the next day. Some labs offer to come to your location to collect your sample.
  • Results are only provided as hard copies; email is not an option. Some providers will deliver results to you. Others require you to visit an office to collect your results.
  • The price for a COVID-19 test is approximately $60 USD.
  • Please visit the website of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care   for local updates.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Zimbabwe for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, at a cost.  Only public and private sites participating in the Government of Zimbabwe’s vaccination campaign offer vaccines in Zimbabwe.
  • According to the Government of Zimbabwe, the government has authorized Sinopharm’s BBIBP-CorV, Sinovac’s CoronaVac, Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN, and the Sputnik V vaccines.
  • Please visit the website of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care   for local updates.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.


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