India visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 60 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders preparing to travel to India must apply for the Indian electronic visa(e-visa).
  • This visa costs a sum of $80 and has a duration of 60 days.
  • The passports are to have a validity of at least six (6) months from the date of arrival in India and should also have at least 2 blank pages for e-visa stamps on arrival.
  • Visitors are to fill the application form online, upload passport photograph, pay the e-visa fee online and submit to the Immigration Check Post, India.
  • Travellers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.
  • Visitors below the age of 18 years are required to provide an Authorisation form signed by the parents.
  • Due to the outbreak of Swine Flu, all travellers will be subjected to examination by Indian medical staff upon arrival.
  • There are no required vaccinations to enter India.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • All kinds of Birds and Bird products including eggs, feathers, meat as well as Pigs and their products and unprocessed Ivory are prohibited from being imported into the country.
  • At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry.
  • In India, the time zone is the Standard Time zone (GMT+5:30), hence, India is 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • The estimated flight time from Zimbabwe to India is 8 hours, 55 minutes.
  • The transport system in India comprises railways, roads, ports, inland water transport, coastal shipping, airports, and airlines but railways and roads are the major means of transport in the country.
  • The national language for India is Hindi while the English language is used for official purposes.
  • Hinduism is the country's most practised religion. However, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Christianity are all represented in the country.
  • Due to its large size, the Indian climate varies with location though predominantly, it is usually tropical or sub-tropical.
  • The Indian rupee (INR) is the official currency of India. 
  • India is the second-largest English speaking country.
  • India is the world's largest vegetarian-friendly country.
  • Contrary to Western society, it is considered bad manners in India to arrive on time.
  • Visitors are advised to never say thank you at the end of a meal but praising the meal and showing appreciation as you eat would be welcomed.
  • Plugs and sockets used in India are of type D and C. Type D has 3 pin connections, while Type C (a.k.a. Europlug) has 2 pin connections. The power voltage in the country is 230 Volts and 50Hz.
  • Aloo gobi, butter chicken, rogan josh, samosa, tandoori chicken, kofta, naan etc., are some of the delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about after visiting India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary.
  • Taj Mahal's iconic domed Mughal Mausoleum, Amber Palace's 16th-century hilltop fort and palace, Red Fort's iconic 1600s imperial residence, Hawa Mahal's pink/red sandstone and Palace of the Winds etc., are some of the fascinating sites to explore when in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is India popularly known for?

India is popularly known for its religion, diverse culture, ancient history, and its very diverse cuisine. 

What is the appropriate clothing for religious sites?

When visiting religious sites in India, visitors are generally advised to cover their shoulders and knees. A loose-fitting dress for women and a t-shirt alongside a pant trouser for men is appropriate.  

What essential items should I pack when travelling to India?

Visitors are advised to pack the following items on their trip to India. They are to pack charcoal tablets for diarrhoea, toilet paper (as only top hotels, restaurants and malls have toilet paper in their toilets), insect repellant and sunscreen.