Zimbabwe has reopened for international tourism, allowing commercial passenger flights to land at its airports as of today October 1st. According to Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Mangaliso Ndlovu, the country’s tourism industry has resumed full operations.
Hotel and lodges are open, as well as restaurants and all registered tourism attractions and activities, from bungee jumping to boating and game drives. Health and safety protocols provided by the World Health Organization have been put in place at both domestic and international airports and implemented throughout the tourism industry.
Travelers from all over the world are welcome but must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 issued 48 hours from the date of departure. Travel passengers will need to wear masks and practice social distancing.
While international airports are all open, Zimbabwe’s land borders remain closed except to cargo traffic and returning citizens of Zimbabwe.
Hunters with booked safaris to Zimbabwe should contact their operators about their travel plans. Keep in mind that some airports are still closed to transiting passengers from certain destinations. Available flights may be scheduled through destinations that are problematic when traveling with firearms. Discuss your options with a travel agent specializing in hunting travel in order to avoid transiting countries with difficult firearm policies. Hunters may also want to purchase travel insurance covering any COVID-19 related medical and quarantine costs should they become ill while traveling.