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    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Zimbabwe

Risk Summary

The principal travel security concerns for business travellers relate to crime, increasing levels of social unrest, road traffic accidents and obstructive or intrusive behaviour on the part of the authorities. Crime levels are well below those of South Africa, but could increase due to rising levels of poverty and poorly paid security force elements resorting to crime to boost their income. The country's public transport infrastructure is limited and not suitable for business travellers. Road conditions and driving standards are poor. Overland travel requires sensible journey management planning and should only be conducted during daylight hours and in a vehicle in good condition.

Political violence predominantly occurs in rural locations, though major urban centres may periodically be affected by low-level incidents which pose primarily incidental risks to foreign travellers. The political environment remains fragile and travellers should be highly sensitive to prevalent tensions. Security force personnel should be treated with patience and respect and any criticism of the authorities should be strongly avoided. Surveillance by the intelligence services is possible at border posts, government facilities and major hotels. Significant political developments, including elections and issues surrounding presidential succession, could trigger instability and a sudden deterioration in the security environment.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Zimbabwe
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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