Here you will find important tips and useful information for Zimbabwe.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in euro (EUR)
Local currency / ISO Code
US Dollar USD
Currency exchange rate
USD 1 = ~ CHF 0.99 ; CHF 1 = ~ USD 1.01 (07/2020)
Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar or euro.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and exchange offices.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Tourists must pay the hotel bill/accommodation in foreign currency.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
It is not advised to travel to rural areas without a person who knows the place.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time
110 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more with visa (issued upon arrival), return or onward travel ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds.
Harare, Lanark Road 9, Belgravia
Tel. +263 4 703 997 / +263 4 703 998 / +263 4 703 827
8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Wed)
8.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00/13.00 h (Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria in areas below 1200 m, especially in the Zambesi valley and at the Victoria falls.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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