In the event of an emergency, citizens should contact the U.S. Embassy Duty Officer (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at 04-250-593 from a Zimbabwean mobile phone or +263-4-250-593 when dialing from the United States. Citizens may also send an emergency text message using WhatsApp to +263-772-124-896 from a Zimbabwean or U.S. mobile phone.
Dialing Instructions: The country dialing code for Zimbabwe is 263. The city of Harare city code is 04. Dial 04 from a land line outside of Harare and 04 from a mobile phone within Zimbabwe, but dial the country code and then 4 from the United States.
- From a Zimbabwean mobile phone: 04-250-593
- From a Harare land line: 250-593
- From a land line outside of Harare: 04-250-593
- From the United States or outside of Zimbabwe: +263-4-250-593
Important Numbers (the 04 code is used when calling from a Zimbabwean mobile phone or land line outside of Harare):
- U.S. Embassy: 04-250-593 & 04-250-594
- Emergency WhatsApp Text: +263-772-124-896
- Ambulance, MARS: 04-771-221
- Ambulance, EMRAS: 04-250-011
- Zimbabwe Police: 04-777-777
- Fire Brigade: 04-783-983
Routine Contact: ConsularHarare@state.gov
General: The safety and security situation in Zimbabwe is unpredictable, and subject to sudden change. The country suffers from a crumbling infrastructure that makes road travel hazardous, communications unreliable, and emergency medical care problematic. Telephone, cell, and electrical outages are common.