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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:

 

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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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
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • 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:

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

Seasons

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.

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