Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.
Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime.
Country Summary: Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common among residents known to have large sums of cash. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal is also common.
Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Zimbabwe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Zimbabwe has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe:
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
- Stay alert and avoid openly displaying cash.
- Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave originals in your hotel safe.
- Stay away from political rallies, demonstrations, and crowds.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
- Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Zimbabwe.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.