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Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that comes to spotlight when tourism is mentioned. It is full of hidden gems; the South African country has some of the most superb national parks and an excellent reputation for top-notch predator sightings.

Furthermore, Zimbabwe receives Canada’s assistance in areas of scholarships, gender equality, agriculture, and so forth.

Two of the most important reasons why Canadians travel to Zimbabwe are trade and tourism. When traveling to Zimbabwe, it is important for Canadians to have the right Zimbabwe travel insurance. Your provincial plan will be inadequate outside Canada. This is why you need the right travel insurance to cover you against any form of emergency when you travel abroad.

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Basic Information About Zimbabwe

Some important information on Zimbabwe Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Zimbabwean Dollar
Most common languages spoken English, Shona, Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Venda, Chewa, Tsonga, Tonga, Southern Sotho
Capital Harare
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 16 million
Plug type Plug type D and G
Driving side Left-hand side
  • Rainy season – mid-November to mid-March
  • Dry season – mid-May to mid-August
Laws Local laws and customs

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Zimbabwe Security Measures for travelers

The decision to enter Zimbabwe is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety and security, we provide you credible and relevant information in our Travel Advice to help you to make a well-informed decision as you travel out of Canada.

Risk Level

Zimbabwe – Exercise a high degree of caution due to high crime rates.

Entry / Exit requirements

Zimbabwe, just like every other country, decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s exit or entry requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from the Zimbabwean authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The entry requirements to Zimbabwe that apply to you depend on the type of passport you use to travel. Before traveling, find out about passport requirement from your transportation company.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You need to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you expect to leave Zimbabwe.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Zimbabwe before you leave.

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Zimbabwe Healthcare

There are public and private hospitals in Zimbabwe. The quality of healthcare in the South African country is lower than Canada’s standard but medical treatment could be expensive. Some hospitals may require cash payment, so, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Zimbabwe travel insurance for the coverage you need.

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Zimbabwe Travel Insurance News

A Zimbabwean couple who were found to be involved in crimes against humanity for working together for years in the Zimbabwean National Army lost their legal appeals that sought to avoid deportation from Canada.

Richard Tapambwa and his wife Stensia Tapambwa served in the Zimbabwean National Army for 20 years and 16 years respectively. The couple was both promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the data processing unit of the army. They served the army under the authority of the former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who faced crimes against humanity and condemnation of human rights abuses.

According to the couples, Richard Tipambawa expressed political views against the erstwhile ruling party in March 2001 and had to leave the country to the United States where they lived for over 10 years without applying for refugee protection. Thereafter, they came to Canada and claimed political asylum.

Their claim was declined the following year on the basis of their complicity in crimes against humanity committed by the Zimbabwean army during the military service, according to the Immigration and Refugee Board.

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