Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana
Visa Information Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana
ZIMBABWE VISA REGIME
|CATEGORY B & C – ZIMBABWE VISA FEES|
|Single Entry||US$ 30|
|Double Entry||US$ 45|
|Multiple Entry – See notes above||US$ 55|
|CATEGORY B & C: EXCEPTIONS|
|British and Irish|
|Single Entry||US$ 55|
|Double Entry||US$ 70|
|Single Entry||US$ 75|
Nationals of Zimbabwe as well as nationals of the countries listed below do not need a visa to enter Zimbabwe:
Antigua & Barbuda
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Of China
St Kitts And Nevis
Trinidad And Tobago
Turks And Caicos Islands
United Republic Of Tanzania
Consists of those countries whose nationals are issued visas at the port of entry on payment of visa fees
***The eligibility criteria for Chinese nationals
- Only Chinese tourists travelling as a group cleared by Tour Operators and Travel Agencies in the People’s Republic of China qualify.
- Chinese business persons and other citizens of the People’s Republic of China as approved by their Government need to apply for visas online.
Bosnia And Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Macao Special Administrative Region Of China
Micronesia, Federated States Of
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome And Principe
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
United States Of America
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of)
Consists of those countries whose nationals are required to obtain their visa before travelling to Zimbabwe:
Holiday Visa is issued to foreigners entering Zimbabwe temporarily for tourism, sightseeing, to visit family and friends or other private purposes.
Central African Republic
China (Non Tour)
Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Syrian Arab Republic
The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia
Address At Destination
Must be valid for at least 6 months
Previous Zimbabwean Visa (If Any)
Proof Of Residence In Country Of Origin
Types of Visas
Single Entry Visa – A Single Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zimbabwe only once during the validity of the visa.
Double Entry Visa – A Double Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zimbabwe twice during the validity of the visa.
Multiple Entry Visa – A Multiple Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zimbabwe multiple times during the validity of the visa. Multiple Entry Visas shall only be issued by Headquarters through the e-visa facility.
ZAMBIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS
Visa Requirements – Revised 28 January 2008
The below information has been taken from Circular # 16/2005 as issued by the Chief Immigration Officer on 26 September 2005 and 26 January 2008 is deemed to be correct at the date of compilation (January 2008).
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this document, Wild Horizons, its Agents or Employees will not be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies which may inadvertently occur, or for changes made subsequent to the issue of the above listed circular/s.
Tourists to Zambia
Note: The below waiver system was terminated on 26 January 2008
A bona fide tourist is any person traveling to Zambia as an individual or group of persons on a pre-arranged package tour through a foreign tour operator or travel agent in conjunction with a local tour operator, this includes hotels registered in Zambia as such.
All bona fide tourists shall be issued with a FREE VISA WAIVER at any port of entry to Zambia except for those listed in Appendix One (Referred Visas)
Countries That Do Not Require Visas to Enter Zambia
Nationals of all Commonwealth countries (See Appendix Two) do not require visas to enter Zambia EXCEPT for the following countries that need visas on a reciprocal basis:
- NEW ZEALAND
- PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The following countries have signed visa abolition agreements with Zambia:
Nationals of countries which require visas for business purposes can be issued with entry visas at port of entry EXCEPT those from countries as listed in Appendix One. A business visitor should produce a letter of invitation from the institution which invited him/her. A business visitor is entitled to thirty (30) days visit in a twelve (12) month period.
Nationals of countries which require transit visas can be issued with them at Zambian missions abroad or ports of entry EXCEPT those from countries as listed in Appendix One.
Note: The Day-trip visa is still valid, however it is soon to be discontinued.
Day tripper visas shall be issued at ports of entry to tourists coming to visit Zambia for a period of less than twenty-four (24) hours, EXCEPT those from countries as listed in Appendix One. The day tripper visa shall cost US$10.00
Other Persons That May Obtain Visas at Ports Of Entry or Missions Abroad
Nationals of the following COMESA and SADC countries can obtain entry visas at ports of entry or Zambian missions abroad.
- DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Note: The re-entry visa is still valid, however it is soon to be discontinued.
Visitors wishing to visit neighbouring countries for a short period shall be issued with re-entry visas valid for a maximum period of seven (7) days at Regional Immigration Offices.
|Single Entry||Transit Entry||Double Entry||Multiple Entry|
|All Other Nationals||USD50.00||n/a||USD80.00||USD160.00|
** Or USD equivalent (USD140.00 & USD442.00 respectively).
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK WITH YOUR TRAVEL AGENTS THE NATIONALITY OF THEIR CLIENTS AT CONFIRMATION!
The validity of the visa is not the period in which the holder is entitled to remain in the country but a period within which the holder has to enter Zambia. As such foreign national are required to use other instruments offered by the Department to remain in the country legally.
Types of Visas
Single Entry Visa – A Single Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia only once during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $50;
Double Entry Visa – A Double Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia twice during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80; and
Multiple Entry Visa – A Multiple Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia multiple times during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80.
Multiple Entry Visas shall only be issued by Headquarters through the e-visa facility.
Note: Single, Double and Multiple visas shall be valid for ninety (90) days from the date of first issuance, with the exception of nationals from the United States of America for whose Multiple Entry Visas have a validity of three (3) years, on reciprocal basis.
Transit Visa – Transit visas are issued to nationals who require visas to enter Zambia and are transiting through using land transport and shall be valid for a maximum period of seven (07) days. The fee is US $50;
Day Tripper Visa – A Day tripper visa is issued at a port of entry to a tourist who visits Zambia for a period of less than 24 hours and makes exit through the same port. The facility will also apply to tourists visiting Zambia and wish to visit a neighboring country and re-enter within 24 hours. The fee is US $20.
Note: The Day Tripper shall only apply at Victoria Falls and Kazungula Border Controls.
Gratis Visa – A Gratis Visa is a free visa issued at Zambia Missions Abroad or at Ports of entry to Members of the Diplomatic Community on presentation of letters of accreditation and/or Diplomatic Passports.
The electronic visa (e-Visa) is an online facility for applying visa to Zambia. All persons who ordinarily require a Visa to come to Zambia are eligible to apply for visas through this facility.
Step 1. Fill out the secure online application form & Confirm your application
Enter the exact personal information of the applicant (s) and check for a confirmation mail sent to your email address and access provided link to confirm your application. You can track the progress of your application on the e-Visa portal.
Step 2. Get approval letter and prepare to get your visa sticker on arrival
After 3 or 5 working days, print out your visa approval letter received via email or downloaded from the e-Visa portal.
Making Entry into Zambia (Payment and getting visa sticker)
Upon arrival at Port of Entry you present your passport, visa approval letter and pay the visa fee to the Immigration Officer to get your visa sticker affixed in your passport.
Visitors & Tourists
All ordinary Visitors and Tourists are entitled to a free ninety (90) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months from the day of first entry into Zambia while business Visitors are entitled to a free thirty (30) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months.
Who is eligible to apply for this service?
All Citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visa except those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals whose countries have signed a Visa Abolition Agreement with Botswana are also not required to apply for a visa.
N.B. Those who have permits but decide to stay outside the country for more than six months are required to apply for a visa when they come back to Botswana.
What is required for application of this service?
- Fully completed visa application form
- Certified (notarized) copy of passport page of applicant (showing names, validity & photograph of bearer)
- The original passport may be sent at the same time with the application or once the visa is approved
- Cover letter from the applicant
- If applicant previously applied for a visa, PLEASE ATTACH THE COPY OF THE VISA OUTCOME.
- If coming by road, specify on the cover letter and include your contacts, e.g. telephone number.
- Travel schedule/flight itinerary/hotel bookings
- Include a prepaid/self addressed shipping label or envelope to return your passport
- Finger prints will be captured at the point of entry in Botswana. (Applicants will be required to have their finger captured as one of the requirements)
- The passport must have the validity of six months and more with three or more unused pages.
- Applicants who would not be collecting their visa (endorsed in the passport) should write a letter authorizing someone to collect their visa and passport. The letter should include full names, ID or passport numbers and contact numbers.
- PLEASE READ https://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/travel-info
Where can I apply for a visa?
There are 20 diplomatic missions in 17 countries around the world where visa applications can also be made: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Nations(New York), Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Diplomatic Visa: Free
- Official Visa: Free
- Visitors; Tourist and Employment Visa: NON-REFUNDABLE Money Order payable to Embassy of Botswana. Nationals who require a visa to Botswana will need to pay for it at the time of their application which should be at least 1 month prior to travel, and the fees vary from country to country, as well as with each visa type. Contact your nearest embassy, high commission or consulate for more information.
COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR BOTSWANA
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Brunei Darussalam
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Holy Sea
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of Ireland
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marico
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Slovak Republic
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
COUNTRIES WHICH REQUIRE A VISA FOR BOTSWANA
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Capet Verde
- Central African Republic
- Costa Rica
- DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo
- Cote Devoir
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji Island
- Guinea Bissau
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR
- Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)
- Laos PDR
- Marshall Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Sao Tome & Principe
- Uzbek Kistan
Requirements for Minors Travelling Through All Botswana Points of Entry
Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified/notarised copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.
The development which is aimed at managing the movement of children across the country’s borders has the ultimate goal of tackling human trafficking which is a global challenge. Botswana, like other countries, is affected by this problem and as such has enacted the United Nations Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol; which calls upon governments to come up with deliberate measures aimed at combating human trafficking.
Minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates
In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. Temporary guardianship must be given if both parents are not travelling with the minor, as well as the abovementioned requirements. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.
Zambia has insituted a list of banned substances that are found in some prescription medicines from other countries. Some travellers have had problems entering Zambia when in possession of these substances in prescription medications.
Our advice is that if possible the passenger should try and get a similar medicine that does not include the controlled ingredient. If this is not possible and the passenger needs to carry this medicine they should carry a letter from their doctor prescribing the required drug.
Zambia Prohibited Drugs List
Acetorphine-(3-0-acetyltetrahydro – 7a- (1-hydroxy-1-methylbutyl) -6, 14 endoetheno-oripavine).
Alphamethadol-(alpha-6-dimethylamino-4, -4 diphenyl-3-heptanol).
Alphaprodine-(alpha-1, 3-dimethyl-4-phenyl-4 propionoxy piperidine).
Anileridine-(1-para-aminophenethyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4- caroboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Benzethidine-(1-(2-benzyloxyethyl)-4-phenypiperidine-4- carboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Etoxeridine-(1-[2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-ethyl] -4-phenylpiperidine 4-carboxylic acid ester).
Furethidine-(1-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryloxyethyl) -4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Hydroxypethidine-(4-meta-hydroxyphenyl-1-methylpiperidine-4- carboxylic acid ethyl ester)
Levomoramide-(-)-4-[2-methyl-4-oxo-3, 3-dipheny-4-(1- pyrrolidinyl) butyl] morpholine).
Metazocine-2′-hydroxy-2, 5, 9-trimethyl-6, 7-benzomorphan)
Methadone Intermediate-(4-cyano-2-dimethylamono-4, 4-diphenylbutane).
Moramide Intermediate-(2-methyl-3-morpholino-1, 1- diphenylpropane carboxylic acid)
Morphine Methobromide and other pentavalent nitrogen morphine derivatives.
Pethidine-(1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Pethidine Intermediate A-(4-cyano-1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine)
Pethidine Intermediate B-(4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Pethidine Intermediate C-(1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4- carboxylic acid).
Phenazocine-(2′-hydroxy-5, 9-dimethyl-2-phenethyl-6, 7-benzomorphan).
Phenoperidine-(1-(3-hydroxy-3-phenylpropyl)-4-phenylpiperidine -4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester).
Piminodine-(4-phenyl-1-(3-phenylaminopropyl) piridine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester
Piritramide-(1-3-cyano-3, 3-diphenylpropyl) -4-(1-piperidino)-piperidine-4- carboxylic acid amide).
Properidine-(1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-caboxylic acid isopropyl ester).
Racemoramide-((+) -4- [2-methyl-4-oxo-3, 3-diphenyl-4-(1- pyrrolidinyl) butyl] morpholine.
The isomers, unless specifically excepted, of the drugs in this Schedule whenever the existence of such isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation;
The esters and ethers, unless appearing in another Schedule, of the drugs in this Schedule whenever the existence of such esters or ethers is possible.
The salts of the drugs listed in this Schedule, including the salts of esters, ethers and isomers as provided above whenever the existence of such salt is possible.
Propiram-(N-(1-methyl-2 piperidinoethyl) -N-2-pyridylpropionamide)
Crude cocaine/cocaine paste
Free base cocaine/(crack)
Other coca products quantity
Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Procaine hydrochloride.
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this document, Wild Horizons, its Directors, Employees or Agents will not be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies which may inadvertently occur, or for changes made subsequent to the release of this document.
The Governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe announced the re-launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (Kaza) Uni-Visa on 21st December 2016.
The Uni-Visa is only available at the following ports of entry:
The Uni-Visa will be issued at a standard fee of US$50.00.
Guests must have US$ 50.00 cash available for payment in the event there are no credit card payment facilities at the port of entry.
Validity – the Kaza Uni-Visa will be valid for 30 days and act as a multiple entry visa as long as you remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia i.e. clients can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the 30-day period.
It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazangula Borders, however, it will not be valid if staying in Botswana overnight. In this case, you would need to purchase a new Visa.
Citizens from 40 countries listed below shall be eligible for the Kaza Uni-Visa obtainable at the eight (8) ports of entry as stated above.
|Britain (UK)||New Zealand|
|Cook Islands||Puerto Rico|
Clients will be directed to the dedicated counter where the special visa shall be issued – the visa is for holiday purposes only and not for business purposes.
If someone wants to enter Zambia or Zimbabwe whose Nationality is not listed above then normal (current) specific Zambia/Zimbabwe visa/entry requirements apply.
All current visa processes for both countries are still available and in operation however generally the Uni-Visa will be more cost effective & efficient for a tourists requirements.