Original Passport at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages
Confirmed return or onward flight tickets
Accommodation proof(hotel booking or address details if visiting relative/friend)
Day wise itinerary
Sufficient financial funds to support your trip
Visa fee payment in cash
Zimbabwe Visa FAQs
Do I need a visa for Zimbabwe?
Citizens of few countries including India do not need to apply for a visa in advance. They can get a Zimbabwe visa upon arrival in Zimbabwe provided they have the valid travel documents.The visa application is done when your flight lands or your car crosses the border into Zimbabwe.
What is the process to get Zimbabwe Visa on arrival?
When you arrive at the airport or border post in Zimbabwe, head to the Immigration counter where you will be given an ‘Immigration Declaration Form’ to complete. Please fill the form and pay the visa fees in cash. (Take the exact change if possible).
What is the basic requirement for Zimbabwe visa on arrival?
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Zimbabwe and should have at least 2 blank pages left in it. You should have proof of onward/return tickets out of the country.
What are the eligibility criteria for visa on arrival?
All Categories need:
Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry.
Return ticket to your country
Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zimbabwe.
Detailed itinerary of your trip
What is the Zimbabwe visa fee on arrival?
The Zimbabwe visa fees are as below:
Single Entry - USD 30
Double Entry - USD 45
Multiple Entry - USD 55
Is the visa fee the same for children?
Yes. The visa fee is same for adults and children. Zimbabwe will now be charging FULL VISA fees for any individual who is required to have a VISA despite their age. This includes infants and children who were previously being exempted from this.
Can I get a multiple entry visa on arrival?
Multiple Entry Visas cannot be obtained at the port of entry into Zimbabwe. You may enter Zimbabwe on a single-entry visa and then obtain a Multiple Entry Visa from the town office - but this may take up to 7 working days to be issued.Alternatively, a multiple entry visa can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in your country prior to departure for Zimbabwe and Akbar Travels can help you obtain the visa successfully.
Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?
It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.
What is the easiest way to apply for a visa for Indians?
The easiest way to apply for a Zimbabwe visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors for over 40 years. If you have questions about the Zimbabwe visa information, simply fill in a query form and a Visa Expert from Akbar Travels will get in touch with you.
Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes
Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Zimbabwe
Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
Nestled in the tropical region of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country sharing its borders with five other nations. Its high inland plateau feature is the reason the country hosts many national parks, waterfalls and diverse flora and fauna which has been attracting two million tourists annually. Read more
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is anywhere between the months of May and October. Mild temperatures and no rainfall are also when the wildlife is the most visible. If you are specially visiting the country to tour Victoria Falls, July onwards is when you should book your tickets.
Zimbabwe has 16 different official languages including Chewa, Ndebele and Shona are widely spoken. English is considered as one of the national languages which serve as an advantage to travellers. With minimal to zero communication barriers, visitors are not likely to face safety issues. Zimbabwe, overall, is a welcoming nation with friendly locals.
Air India, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines are the world-class carriers offering consistent flights between cities in India and Zimbabwe. Local bus, coach and taxi services are easily available when travelling around the country.
What to see in Zimbabwe
In Harare, visit Balancing Rocks, an unusual attraction with a big pile of rocks which has been noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This naturally occurring phenomenon has also been used on the Zimbabwean Dollar. If you are fond of history, take a glimpse inside the National Gallery of Zimbabwe which displays contemporary art and depictions of cultural heritage.
Spend a day with uncaged wildlife. “Wild Is Life” is a Wildlife Sanctuary in Harare that offers guided tours. Learn about the various endangered species in first hand. After the wildlife tour, enjoy a hot cup of traditional tea and some delicious cakes. Hwange Safari Lodge is also a great option for wildlife geeks.
Head over to the northern part of the country. Bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls offers a spectacular sight leaving all its visitors in awe. The largest waterfall in the world, it is a must-see tourist spot. Situated around a national park, river cruises and guided tours are the best way to experience this natural wonder.
One of the most underrated cuisines, Zimbabwe has a lot on its plate. The most famous delicacies here are Sadza, Mapapo Candy, Dovi, Cornmeal Cake, Nhedzi, Bota and Whawha.
Take a bit of Zimbabwe back home. A shopaholic’s paradise, artefacts, fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade sculptures, coffee beans, unique fabrics and indigenous clothes are the perfect treat for you and your loved ones. Avondale Flea Market, Patrick Mavros Studio, Mbare Market and Amanzi Market are popular in Harare.
Akbar Travels currently only processes Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Zimbabwe visas listed below, please contact the Embassy of Zimbabwe.
1. Transit visa
A transit visa is issued to visitors travelling to another country via Zimbabwe. The documents necessary for a transit visa are:
A scanned copy of your passport
A passport size photograph
Proof of residence in your country of origin
2. Work visa
Any Indian seeking residence for employment in Zimbabwe is required to hold a valid work permit. These are issued by the Department of Immigration upon an application by the company which is considered by the Foreign Recruitment Committee. The company hiring the applicant must provide evidence that the required skill cannot be sourced within Zimbabwe. The Immigration Control Department charges a fee of US$500 for a Temporary Employment Permit.