Do you get frustrated waiting in line at airport security or applying for a visa to visit a country in Europe or America? Global consulting firm Henley and Partners put together a list of the worst and best passports for international travel. The group analyzed visa regulations of all countries and territories in the world including Zimbabwe, ranking them based on the freedom of travel for their citizens. According to the Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2012, holders of regular Zimbabwean passports could travel to 58 countries visa-free, or with visa on arrival.

Visa-free travel is often quite a luxury as it takes away a lot of the hustle that one may face in obtaining a visa and scaling all the processes put in place to ensure that visas are up to date and are authentic. While travelling to countries where visas are required one can be sure to face more stress and could even suddenly have a huge impediment to their trip thrust upon them. The loss of a passport can also severely affect future travels to countries where visas are required. All these worries can be averted and can make travelling easier and more enjoyable when one just visits a country where they are welcomed with open arms.

It is especially nice that Zimbabweans can travel to these countries without a visa because Zimbabwe tries as much as possible to be open to other travellers. The country may have its own terms and conditions for allowing foreigners into its borders but it has been ranked as one of the top 30 countries that have made major efforts to reduce travel restrictions by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Prior application for a visa is required for countries or territories not mentioned below. Where visa-free access is permitted, such access is not necessarily a right, and admission is at the discretion of border enforcement officers. Visitors engaging in activities other than tourism, including unpaid work, may require a visa or work permit. The following countries listed below are visa-free for the people of Zimbabwe to travel to or visit.

84 Countries You Can Travel to Without Visa From Zimbabwe

Anguilla – 3 months

Antigua and Barbuda – 1 month



Bahamas – 3 months

Barbados – 6 months

Belize – 1 month

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Bermuda – 6 months

Botswana – 90 days

British Virgin Islands – 30 days

Cook Islands – 31 days

The Democratic Republic of the Congo – 90 days

Dominica – 21 days

Ecuador – 90 days

Fiji – 4 months

Grenada – 3 months

Haiti – 3 months

Hong Kong – 3 months

Kenya – 3 months

Kiribati – 28 days

Lesotho – 14 days

Malawi – 90 days

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Malaysia – 2 months

Mauritius – 60 days

Micronesia – 30 days

Montserrat – 3 months

Mozambique – 30 days

Namibia – 3 months

Niue – 30 days

Philippines – 21 days (For more than 21 days up to 59 days, visa issued upon arrival.)

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 months

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month

Singapore – 30 days

South Africa – 90 days

Sri Lanka – 30 days (ETA required. cost: US$30)

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Swaziland – 30 days

Trinidad and Tobago – 90 days

Turks and Caicos Islands – 30 days

Uganda – 6 months

Vanuatu – 30 days

Zambia – 30 days

In today’s globalized world, visa restrictions play an important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across borders. Almost all countries now require visas from certain non-nationals who wish to enter their territory. Visa requirements are also an expression of the relationships between individual nations, and generally reflect the relations and status of a country within the international community of nations.

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Visa upon arrival

Armenia – 120 Day(s)

Azerbaijan – 30 Day(s)

Bangladesh – 90 Day(s)

Belarus

Djibouti – 1 Month(s)

Egypt – 15 Day(s) – Valid for south Sinai resorts only.

Georgia

Ghana

Iraq – Only available at Erbil international airport.

Jordan

Cambodia – 30 Day(s)

Comoros

Laos – 30 Day(s)

Saint Lucia – 6 Week(s)

Madagascar – 90 Day(s)

Macau

Maldives – 30 Day(s)

Nicaragua

Palau – 30 Day(s)

Seychelles – 1 Month(s)

Sao Tome and Principe – 1 Month(s): Registration made by airline.

Togo – 7 Day(s)

East Timor – 30 Day(s)

Tuvalu – 1 Month(s)

Tanzania

Samoa – 60 Day(s)

Travel-loving Zimbabweans can, therefore, kick their exploring spirit into gear and take a run at any of the countries listed above. Every country in the world holds promise for new sights and sounds and if one fails to let you in, another is probably waiting with arms open wide. It is necessary, of course, to keep on updating your knowledge of countries you can travel to without visas as countries often change their visa regulations. So keep on being a smart traveller and research well for your next trip.