Forex no longer accepted for transactions in Zimbabwe

In a government gazette published on Monday, the president said: “The British pound, US dollar, South African rand, Botswana pula and any other foreign currency whatsoever shall no longer be legal tender alongside the Zimbabwe dollar in any transaction in Zimbabwe.”

This means that the multi-currency system that Zimbabwe has been using has now come to an end and transactions are now to be conducted in local currency.

It is our understanding that visitors arriving will still be able to pay for their visas on arrival in US Dollars or British Pounds.

Because of the ambiguity and that the facts are not as yet clear we are currently engaging with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority to understand how this will impact visitors to the country and as soon as further information is available we will share this.