Official language is English. Shona, Fanalago and the native Bantu languages Cishona and Isindebele serve as colloquial languages.
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
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).
Hunting weapons only with a permit (Temporary Import Permit). More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Narcotics, honey, toy guns, switchblades, automatic long guns, pornographic products, most groceries. Further information is available from the Zimbawe Revenue Authority.
Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe
(Also responsible for Austria and Switzerland.)
Visas are issued upon arrival.
+49 (0)30 232 55 67 60.
Winter: Mon-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm; Summer: Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-1pm.
Suit and tie or costume are appropriate. Business meetings are generally less formal than in Europe. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm.
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: www.zncc.co.zw 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 Abbreviationfinder.org, the national telephone company is called TelOne.
GSM 900. Network operators are Econet (website: www.econet.co.zw), Net One Cellular (website: www.netone.co.zw) 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: www.zol.co.zw/), ComOne (Internet: www.comone.co.zw) and iWay-Africa (Internet: www.iwayafrica.co.zw/index.php ). There are internet cafes in Harare and other cities.
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: www.dw-world.de) to request.