Zimbabwe Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
July 2, 2018

Zimbabwe - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

O K E N H U T C

Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and civil unrest.            

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.

Zimbabwe will hold general elections across the country on July 30, 2018. Due to heightened political tensions around the elections, acts of violence may occur at political rallies.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe:

  • 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 Crime and Safety Report for Zimbabwe.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Harare
2 Lorraine Drive, Bluffhill
Harare, Zimbabwe
Telephone
+(263) 867-701-1000
Emergency
+(263) 867-701-1000
Fax
+(263) 24-233-4320

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