Zimbabwe Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import of goods, new or used, up to a total of USD 200.- per person including:
- tobacco and tobacco articles (if in open packages and for personal use): no age or quantity restriction,
- alcoholic beverages (only for persons over 18 years of age), limited to 5 liters, of which not more than 2 liters may be spirits.
The allowance, which is also available to day trippers, may not be claimed more than once in a one-month period.

Prohibited: narcotic and amphetamine drugs; honey; indecent or obscene literature; toy firearms; flick and lockable blade knives.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Permits are issued by Customs Officers on arrival.

Additional Information on regulations::

Agricultural products, seeds, bulbs, fresh meat, drugs: import license required.

Export regulations::

Free export of goods up to a value of ZWR 5000,- per person:

visitors may export anything that they have acquired in Zimbabwe.

Crew members customs regulations::

Operating crew are permitted to import goods up to USD 20.-. Non-operating crew are permitted to import goods up to USD 200.- on their first trip.

Pets::

Cats and dogs need a permit (issued by the Director of Veterinary Services, PO. Box 8012, Causeway, Harare), as well as a health certificate. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage or as cargo but not in the cabin.



Airport Embarkation Tax

1. Airport Passenger Service Charge of USD 20.-is levied on passengers embarking on international flights.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.
Exempt:
1. Children under 2 years of age.
2. Crew traveling on duty.
3. Transit passengers continuing their journey from same airport within 24 hours.
2. Departure Tax is levied on passengers departing on:
a. Domestic flights: USD 5.-
b. International flights: USD 30.-(levied upon ticket issuance).
Place of payment: Airport of departure.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Zimbabwe Dollar-ZWR no longer in circulation, USD widely in use. GBP, EUR and ZAR also accepted): foreign currencies: unlimited. However, amounts of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Zimbabwe Dollar-ZWR no longer in circulation, USD widely in use. GBP, EUR and ZAR also accepted).
Foreign currencies:
Nationals and residents of Zimbabwe: maximum of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts over USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) require exchange control approval;
Non-residents: limited to the amount imported. Amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.




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