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Limited consular services and travel to Germany under Covid-19 restrictions

04.08.2021 - Article

Important information

With effect from 1 August 2021 the Federal Republic of Germany no longer lists Zimbabwe an area of variant of concern. This implies that the general travel ban is lifted.

Zimbabwe has now been designated as a country with a significantly elevated risk of infection (high risk area). Some travel restrictions remain in place.


Who is exempted from the entry restrictions?

  • German citizens or members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  • EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  • citizens of non-EU countries who have a current long-term residence permit from an EU or Schengen country and their immediate family members, as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  • fully vaccinated people (please see “What rules apply for fully vaccinated people?”) as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  • people with important reasons to travel -as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations-, such as:
  • residents of a country who are allowed unrestricted entry into Germany (please see the list of countries here)

All visa appointments (Long term-D visa and Short term- Schengen visas) as well as German passport applications can only be booked EXCLUSIVELY through our online appointment booking System.


The German Embassy in Harare continues to operate under limited capacity in order to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. As such, only services limited to important matters can be currently tended to and the Embassy will update the public if there are any changes.


Access will be in emergency cases and by appointment only; walk-ins will no longer be possible. To make an appointment, please contact the Embassy by email on info@harare.diplo.de or phone +263 242 308 656 between 9:00 am and 15:00 pm.


In case of emergency, German citizens may also contact the Embassy after 17:00 pm on the consular emergency phone +263 772 568 343.


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