Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Zim-Zam Uni-Visa is Back!

At long last, the much anticipated return of the popular Uni-Visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe is here! With effect today, the 21st of December 2016, the KAZA Uni-Visa will be reinstated.
 
The Governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the re-launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) Uni-Visa on 21 December 2016.
The Uni-Visa is only available at the following ports of entry:

Zambia
Harry Mwaanga Airport (Livingstone)
Victoria Falls Land Border
Kazungula Land Border (Border with Botswana)
Kenneth Kaunda Airport (Lusaka)

Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Airport
Victoria Falls Land Border
Kazungula Land Border (Border with Botswana)
Harare Airport

The Uni-Visa will be issued at a standard fee of US$50. Guests must have US$50 cash available for payment in the event there are no credit card payment facilities at the port of entry.

Validity - the KAZA Uni-Visa will be valid for 30 days and act as a multiple entry visa as long as visitors remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia i.e. visitors can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the 30 day period. 

It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazungula Borders, however, it will not be valid if staying in Botswana overnight. In this case, you would need to purchase a new Visa. 

Eligible Countries
Citizens from 40 countries listed below shall be eligible for the KAZA Uni-Visa obtainable at the eight (8) ports of entry as stated above.

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 Republic
Slovenia Republic
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UAE
Uruguay
USA

It's important visitors request they are issued with a KAZA Uni-Visa otherwise there is a good chance they will be issued with a single entry visa or asked to pay the higher fee for a double entry visa.

Visitors will be directed to the dedicated counter where the special visa shall be issued - the visa is for holiday purposes only and not for business purposes. 

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 Uni-Visa will be more cost effective & efficient for a tourist's requirements.

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