Zimbabwe Travel Insurance
Before you head off to Zimbabwe, make sure you have the right travel insurance in place. But what should you consider before selecting a policy:
- The cost of your holiday – You may have to cancel your holiday, and although that’s extremely disappointing, it is good to know that you might be able get your money back
- Think about the activities that you might do while you’re away – We cover more than 50 adventure activities as standard.
- The cost of your baggage and valuables
- Whether you need to declare any pre-existing medical conditions
- Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Zimbabwe from the FCDO
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What is covered with travel insurance to Zimbabwe?
As standard, we’ll cover things like hiking, horse riding & Safaris, but our additional extreme sports cover will cover you for even more adventure; like rock climbing, quad biking, sky diving and more!
We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Zimbabwe, have a read of our policy documents here.
Handy things to know about Zimbabwe
We’ve put together some handy facts, along with other useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Zimbabwe:
|Most common languages spoken||English, Shona, Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Venda, Chewa, Tsonga, Tonga, Southern Sotho|
|Population||Approx. 16 million|
|Plug type||Plug type D and G|
|Driving side||Left-hand side|
Spring – September to November
Summer – December to February
Autumn – March to May
Winter – June to August
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Zimbabwe?
Yes, you will need to apply for a visa to travel to Zimbabwe as a UK citizen. You can apply for a visa online before you travel, or you can get one from the Zimbabwean Embassy in London or on arrival in Zimbabwe. Visitors are currently allowed to visit Zimbabwe for up to 90 days, which you can apply to have renewed or extended if required.
You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Zimbabwe here.
Healthcare in Zimbabwe
Healthcare services in Zimbabwe are of a much lower standard than those in the UK and can be quite unreliable. It can be difficult for hospitals to treat certain illnesses and even accident cases that come in as there could be a shortage of drugs or medically trained staff. Also, the cost of medical treatments can be quite high so it’s really important to make sure that you purchase adequate travel insurance with medical cover, including repatriation, prior to travel.
It’s also important to remember to speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.
More information about healthcare in Zimbabwe can be found here.
Medical & Emergency Assistance in Zimbabwe
If something happens while you’re in Zimbabwe and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.
All travel insurance policyholders can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team at any time.