KAZA UNIVISA LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Governments of the Republic of Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA on 28th November, 2014. The UNIVISA became effective on the launch date.
What is UNIVISA?
The KAZA UNIVISA is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which shall be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six (6) months. After the pilot period, the UNIVISA is intended to be rolled out to three (3) other countries in the KAZA region – namely Angola, Botswana and Namibia. More countries in the SADC region are expected to join in the UNIVISA initiative at the later phase.
Zambia and Zimbabwe were selected to pilot the KAZA UNIVISA following the successful co-hosting of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly which facilitated seamless border crossing of delegates between the two countries.
The UNIVISA will be effective immediately after the launch on 28th November, 2014 and will be administered at eight (8) ports of entry as follows:
KK International Airport Harare International Airport
Harry Mwaanga International Airport Victoria Falls international Airport
Victoria Falls Border Victoria Falls Border
Kazungula Border Kazungula Border
The UNIVISA will be issued at a standard fee of US$50.
The KAZA UNIVISA will be valid for 30 days as long as you remain in Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazungula Borders.
Citizens from 40 countries listed below shall be eligible for the KAZA UNIVISA obtainable at the eight (8) ports of entry stated above.
- Britain (UK)
- Cook Islands
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Slovakia Republic
- Slovenia Republic
Each of the eight ports of entry stated above, will have a dedicated counter where the special visa will be processed using the KAZA UNIVISA enabled equipment.
Eligible tourists will save time and money because they will only need to obtain one visa to visit both countries.
Play Your Part!
Please notify your clients, citizens of eligible countries, to start saving time and money now.
The Joint Marketing Team (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
22nd November, 2014