December 2, 2022

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Zimbabwe Travel Advisory

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Reissued after periodic review with updates to crime information.

Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime.       

Country Summary

Opportunistic crime, such as pickpocketing, theft, and smashing of car window with intent to steal, is common.  Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, also occurs.  Criminals often target foreigners and residents suspected of having large sums of cash.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Zimbabwe.

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.
  • Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

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