Addresses of Zimbabwe Embassies of all the above countries can be found here.

Embassy Information

The same procedure below needs to be followed by all returning by road

  • APPLY FOR A DIRCO (Department of International Relations & Cooperative Operations) through the Zimbabwean Embassy of the Country you are wanting to leave. Stipulate the number of people in your vehicle and vehicle registration. On application you will be given a date to travel.
  • To drive family from border to Harare (Paying Accommodation), you will require:
    • Written permission from the Ministry of Health and Child Care,
    • a letter from ZINCAT with confirmed accommodation booking
  • A Clearing Agent at the Border can drive a Zimbabwe car to the bridge (this will be arranged at the border).
  • After clearing customs, you will be taken to Rainbow Hotel – PORT HEALTH for testing (Take paper to sign hand-written affidavits). The procedure could take up to 8 hours. Crossing the border is straight forward (One Day is given to cross).
  • Ministry of Health/Quarantine will provide a police convoy straight to booked accommodation with no diversions.

South Africa: Pretoria

Ambassador Mr. D. Hamadziripi
Tel: +27 123 425 125 | +27 659 705 390 | +27 617 058 848 | +27 762 762 873
Fax: +27 123 425 126
Email: or

Sisonke Transport Services
Repatriation Transfers Through Out South Africa & Neighbouring States
open 24 hours.

Tel: +27 832 255 585

*Information Accurate as of 27 May 2020

Information for Returning Residents
Returning by road?