Tuvalu visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Tuvaluan Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabweans can get a visa upon their arrival at any international airport in Tuvalu and at all land border crossings in the country.
  • This visa allows Citizens of Zimbabwe to stay in Tuvalu for a duration of 30 days.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Tuvalu. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Tourists who wish to stay beyond the 30-day validity should apply for an extension at the Chief Immigration Officer in Tuvalu.
  • Zimbabwe tourists below the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians. 
  • Visitors travelling to Tuvalu must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Tuvalu. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Tuvalu.
  • Tourists with amounts above AUD $3000 will be required to declare it on arrival and departure.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Intending visitors can get to Tuvalu from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Fiji Airways and Emirates Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Tuvalu.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Funafuti, Tuvalu is 1 day, 12 hours and from Bulawayo, it is  1 day, 13 hours.
  • Tuvalu has a hot and humid tropical climate. The dry season from March to October tends to be a bit cooler and more pleasant than the wet season (rainy season) running from November to February.
  • The Tuvaluan Dollar is the official and national currency used in Tuvalu. However, the Australian Dollar is widely accepted all through the country. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets.
  • English and Tuvaluan are the official languages in Tuvalu, however, Tuvaluan is the most common language spoken in the country.
  • Almost all the citizens of Tuvalu are Christians, of different denominations. Traditional belief constitutes the minority religion. 
  • Pulaka and coconut crab are some of the dishes tourists can try in Tuvalu.
  • Visitors can move around in Tuvalu with minibuses, car rentals and taxis.
  • Tuvalu uses Tuvalu Time (GMT+12), which puts Zimbabwe ten hours behind in time.
  • Marine Conservation Park, Funafuti, Nanumanga and WWII Plane Wreckage Sites are some of the tourist sites in Tuvalu.
  • The power and socket plug used in Tuvalu are of Type I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to exercise caution when in congested areas and pay particular attention to personal belongings while in crowded areas and while travelling on public transportation in Tuvalu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How populous is Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is the 20th largest Oceanian country with an estimated population of 10,640. The top 10 Oceanian countries by population are Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia (France), French Polynesia (France), Samoa and Guam (US).

When is the best time to travel to Tuvalu?

The best time to visit Tuvalu is from April to October when the temperature is warm and the rainfall is moderate.

Is Tuvalu safe for tourists?

Yes. Violent crime is rare and usually involves alcohol and family disputes. Male homosexuality is illegal in Tuvalu. The country is not safe for sexually active gay male travellers.

How many islands make up Tuvalu?

Tuvalu consists of nine separate islands, six of which are atolls and three are reef islands. Since an atoll typically consists of several islets, there is a total of more than 124 islands and islets in Tuvalu.