Official language is English. Shona, Fanalago and the native Bantu languages ​​Cishona and Isindebele serve as colloquial languages.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 Independence Day

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Workers’ Day

08/08/2022 Heroes Day

09.08.2022 Armed Forces Day (memorial day honoring the military)

12/22/2022 Day of the Unity of the People

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Zimbabwe: Goods up to a total value of US$ 200 including perfume, gifts and tobacco products in opened packages with no quantity limit (no age limit) and 5 l alcoholic beverages (of which up to 2 l spirits) (persons from 18 years).

Import Restrictions

Hunting weapons only with a permit (Temporary Import Permit). More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Narcotics, honey, toy guns, switchblades, automatic long guns, pornographic products, most groceries. Further information is available from the Zimbawe Revenue Authority.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe

(Also responsible for Austria and Switzerland.)

Visas are issued upon arrival.

Kommandantenstrasse 80
+49 (0)30 232 55 67 60.

Winter: Mon-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm; Summer: Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-1pm.


Business etiquette

Suit and tie or costume are appropriate. Business meetings are generally less formal than in Europe. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm.

Business contacts

Commerce Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Kommandantenstrasse 80, D-10117 Berlin Tel: (030) 206 22 63. Zimbabwe National Chambers of Commerce ZNCC Business House, 25 Harvey Brown Avenue, Milton Park, PO Box 1934, Harare Tel: 263 862 20 15 07 Internet: Ministry of Industry and International Trade Private Bag 7708, Mukwati Building, 13th Floor, 4th Street, Causeway, Harare Tel: (4) 72 98 01.



International direct dialing. According to, the national telephone company is called TelOne.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Network operators are Econet (website:, Net One Cellular (website: and Telcel Zimbabwe. Roaming contracts exist with mobile phone companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others. Cellular transmission/reception range is limited to urban areas.


Internet providers are Data Control, Zimbabwe Online (Internet:, ComOne (Internet: and iWay-Africa (Internet: ). There are internet cafes in Harare and other cities.

Post office

In addition to standard services, the national postal company ZimPost also offers express services for 18 national and 66 international destinations. Airmail letters to Europe take up to a week to arrive.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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