Free import of goods, new or used, up to a total of USD 200.- per person including:
- tobacco and tobacco articles (if in open packages and for personal use): no age or quantity restriction,
- alcoholic beverages (only for persons over 18 years of age), limited to 5 liters, of which not more than 2 liters may be spirits.
The allowance, which is also available to day trippers, may not be claimed more than once in a one-month period.
Additional Information on regulations:
Agricultural products, seeds, bulbs, fresh meat, drugs: import license required.
Free export of goods up to a value of ZWR 5000,- per person:
Crew members customs regulations:
Operating crew are permitted to import goods up to USD 20.-. Non-operating crew are permitted to import goods up to USD 200.- on their first trip.
Non Tariff Barriers
There are generally few barriers to trade. On occasion, the government has imposed bans on importing certain products (meat)
The Government of Zimbabwe requires the following import documentation: a bill of entry plus relevant invoices, shipping documents such as a bill of lading, freight statements, and certificates of origin, especially for products entering from member states of SADC and the PTA.
Importing samples and other temporary products requires the payment of a deposit, which is refundable on export, or applying for a temporary import privilege guaranteed by a bank or insurance company