Zimbabwe Import Restrictions

In order to enter Zimbabwe, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Zimbabwe government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Zimbabwe, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Import Regulations


Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Zimbabwe authorities before posting:

  • Anti-parasite products, agriculture
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals, animal products and skins
  • Cereals
  • Coffee, tea
  • Drugs; prescription and non-prescription
  • Electronic equipment
  • Foodstuffs
  • Industrial equipment
  • Laser disc
  • Leather goods
  • Mineral oil
  • Machine games – toys
  • Measuring instruments
  • Personal effects
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Samples, textile
  • Seeds
  • Shoes
  • Sports equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Televisions, television receivers
  • Venereal diseases, advertisements for treatment of
  • War material

Special documentation requirements

Zimbabwe has no current requirements for special documentation.

  • Please ensure that all ECI and EPI – Parcel items addressed to P.O. boxes include a telephone number, mobile number or an e-mail address (if available) for efficient delivery and better quality of service.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Zimbabwe prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aphrodisiacs and literature relating thereto
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz and comv materials
  • Furs
  • Flick knives and lock blade knives
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Prison-made goods
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles; books and brochures etc- offensive by nature
  • Spirits, commercial.

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