Swaziland visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Swazi Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders are eligible to travel to Swaziland visa-free and they can stay there for up to 30 days. 
  • The passports are to have a validity of at least 3 months and should also have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps on arrival.
  • Visitors who wish to extend their stay can apply for a 30-day further extension at the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, if they wish to stay longer than 60 days, they would need to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit.
  • Visitors below the age of 18 years are required to provide an Authorisation form signed by the parents.
  • Service charge of SZL 20 is levied on Visitors arriving at international airports.
  • Visitors are expected to hold proof of accommodation as well as proof of adequate funds to cover the expenses throughout their stay.
  • There are restrictions to the importation of meat, diary products, fruits, vegetables and plants.
  • There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign and local currencies. However, amounts exceeding SZL 15,000 must be declared on arrival.
  • At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry.
  • Baggage is usually cleared at Matsapha International Airport, which is the only airport of Swaziland.
  • It is illegal to take photographs of Swaziland's government buildings, buildings of armed forces, royal residences, and official ceremonies without prior permission from government authorities.
  • Visitors are advised to convert currencies at authorized currency exchanges and never with street vendors.
  • Swaziland uses type M power plugs. The standard voltage supply is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz 
  • In Swaziland , the time zone is the South Africa Standard Time (GMT+2), hence, there is no time difference between Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
  • Swaziland is now known as Eswatini.
  • The country is bordered by Mozambique to its North-east and South Africa to its North, West and South.
  • Th estimated flight time from Zimbabwe to Swaziland is 1 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Public transport is the major means of transportation in Swaziland.
  • Swaziland is home to various languages. However, English and Swati are the two official languages of the country.
  • Swaziland recognizes Christianity as its predominant religion.
  • The climate in Swaziland varies from moderate to subtropical depending on the region and topography.
  • The Swazi Lilangeni (SZL) is the official currency of Swaziland. 
  • Swaziland is known to have a wide variety of landscapes that includes mountains along the Mozambican border then Savannas in the East and Rain forest in the  Northwest.
  • The country is full of arts, wildlife and natural arts such as rock arts and hut buildings.
  • Swaziland is one of the few countries in the world where both black and white Rhinos can be found.
  • Eswatini has two capital cities. Mbabane is the administrative capital while Lobamba is the national capital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Swaziland a safe country to travel to?

Swaziland is a safe country to visit. Hospitality is an important aspect of Swazi culture and visitors usually experience  an overwhelmingly friendly and relaxed welcome.  Even though physical violence is not common in the country, visitors are still advised to avoid walking around at night

Is Swaziland in South Africa?

Swaziland is not in South Africa. It is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and is bordered to the East by Mozambique and by South Africa to the North, South and West. 

Is Swaziland a malaria-free zone?

Swaziland  has very low occurrences of malaria even though Mozambique, the neighboring country is a high risk malaria zone. The country is likely to become the first Southern African country to completely eradicate malaria.