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:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Zimbabwe?

As standard, we’ll cover things like hikinghorse 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:

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:

CurrencyZimbabwean Dollar
Most common languages spokenEnglish, Shona, Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Venda, Chewa, Tsonga, Tonga, Southern Sotho
PopulationApprox. 16 million
Plug typePlug type D and G
Driving sideLeft-hand side

Spring – September to November

Summer – December to February

Autumn – March to May

Winter – June to August

LawsLocal 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.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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