Zimbabwe has, with immediate effect, scrapped visas for all member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SADC citizens have been moved to Category A of Zimbabwe's visa regime, which refers to countries whose nationals are exempt from visa requirements. 45 countries currently fall under Category A. Nationals of countries in Category B (89) can obtain their visas at the port of entry (on arrival), while nationals of Category C (83) are required to apply for visas prior to travelling to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe also moved 37 countries, including China*, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Algeria, Turkey and Cuba, from Category C to Category B.
*Chinese nationals travelling as a group cleared by tour operators and travel agencies in the People's Republic of China qualify for Category B.