Zambia / Zimbabwe combined visa

Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA from 28th November, 2014.

It is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which will be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six months. If successful, it will rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia.

During the launch on Friday, the border crossing will be closed from 06h00 to 14h30 with the UNIVISA effective immediately and be administered at eight ports of entry :

KK International Airport; Harry Mwaanga International Airport; Victoria Falls Border and Kazangula Border

Harare International Airport; Victoria Falls international Airport; Victoria Falls Border and Kazangula Border.

The UNIVISA will be issued at a standard fee of US$50 – and it is recommended that clients have US$50 in cash. It will be valid for 30 days as long as you remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia, so clients can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the period.

If the UNIVISA is obtained at Victoria Falls and you cross over to Zimbabwe at Kariba or Chirundu or vice versa the visa will be valid. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazangula Borders – it will not be valid if staying in Botswana overnight, in this case you would need to purchase a new Visa. The UNIVISA cannot be extended however you can buy a new UNIVISA (up to 3 per year).

Citizens from 40 countries listed below are eligible for the KAZA UNIVISA :
Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain (UK), Brunei, Burundi, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, Uruguay, and the USA.

If someone wants to enter Zambia or Zimbabwe whose Nationality is not listed above then normal (current) specific Zambia /Zimbabwe visa / entry requirements apply. All current visa processes for both countries are still available and in operation however generally the UNIVISA will be more cost effective & efficient for a tourists requirements.

Clients will be directed to the dedicated counter where the special visa can be issued – the visa is for holiday purposes only and not for business purposes.

Please note during this pilot phase clients entering from Namibia, Malawi and other Botswana borders will not be able to purchase the Univisa – the Univisa is ONLY available at the 8 ports of entry previously mentioned.

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