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When travelling to South Africa as a citizen of Zimbabwe, you must meet the following terms and requirements concerning visa, immigration procedures or maximum duration of stay.

Passport required

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 30 days beyond the period of intended stay.

Admission and Transit Restrictions

Passengers with a non-machine readable passport are not allowed to enter or transit.

Visa required

except for Nationals of Zimbabwe for a maximum stay of 90 days.


Commercial heavy-duty vehicle drivers are exempt for a maximum stay of 30 days and must have a confirmation of employment with a foreign company.


Minors under 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa: [READ MORE]
> This does not apply to holders of a valid visa.
> This does not apply to minors if the information about both parents is included in the passport or other official travel documents of the minor.

Additional Information

South Africa does not accept loose leaf Temporary Travel Documents. [READ MORE]
Passengers who have visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks.
Extension of stay for additional 90 days is possible, if [READ MORE]

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents for their next destination.


Passports and passport replacing documents of all non-South African nationals must contain at least 1 unused visa page [READ MORE]
Extended machine readable passports are not accepted.
The official three letter country code in passports issued by Zimbabwe is ZWE. However, for a limited period, passports were issued with the three letter code of ZIM. These passports are still in circulation and will remain valid until their expiry date.
Visitors must hold return/onward tickets [READ MORE].
Visitors arriving without a return or onward ticket [READ MORE]

The information provided does not claim general validity. Use it at your own risk. Data © IATA.