Important Information For Visitors
The U.S. Department of State's Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.
- Country Specific Information
- Tips for Travelling Abroad
- Studying Abroad
- Recent Warden Messages for Zimbabwe
Registration at the U.S. Embassy makes your presence and whereabouts known, in case it is necessary for a consular officer to contact you in an emergency. During a disaster overseas, American consular officers can assist in evacuation were that to become necessary. But we cannot assist you if we do not know where you are.
You can register all your international travel on-line through the U.S. Department of State's travel registration website. Additionally, you can notify the Embassy in
Obtaining Cash and Using Credit Cards
Zimbabwe is a cash society and the use of credit cards is almost non-existent. Visitors need to plan for their debit and credit cards to be unusable.
Victoria Falls: The major hotels in Victoria Falls, such as the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Hotel, Kingdom Hotel, Elephant Hills Hotel, and Lokuthula Lodge accept credit cards for hotel expenses only. However, credit cards and debit cards can not be used to obtain cash. Travelers to
Small Bills: There is a shortage of small notes in
ATMs and Banks: Travelers to
Western Union: One option to obtain cash in
- Name of the Sender
- City from which the money was sent
- Amount of money sent
- Password that the sender used
- Reference number (not a mist, but it helps)