Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and civil unrest.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Zimbabwe due to COVID-19, indicating a low amount of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Zimbabwe.
Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal, which can harm the driver or passengers, is also common.
Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.