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is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the African continent, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia and a tip of Namibia to the northwest (making this area a quadripoint) and Mozambique to the east. Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona, and Ndebele. Zimbabwe began as the British self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia, created from land held by the British South Africa Company. President Robert Mugabe is the head of State and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Morgan Tsvangirai is the Prime Minister. Mugabe has been in power since the country's internationally recognised independence in 1980.

Capital HARARE
Currency dollaro zimbabwano
Country code 00263
Spoken languages ​​ English, shona, ndebele
Passport

necessary, with residual validity of at least six months at the time of entry into the country. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

Healthcare facilities, both public and private, are not generally appropriate level. In the case of specific diseases is necessary to travel to Europe or South Africa (there is an air ambulance service: "Medical Air Rescue Service"-00263-Tel. 734513/4-4/5; Fax. 4-00263-734517). We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical expenses, repatriation medical air emergency or transfer in South Africa. Zimbabwe is one of the countries most affected by AIDS. Any on-site surgery include, in particular, blood transfusions, exposes the patient to the risk of contracting the infection. There is a high incidence of malaria in seasonal lowland. It is recommended, therefore, to those wishing to travel in these areas-especially in the period from January to April-anti-malaria prophylaxis after consulting your physician. Tuberculosis is the second cause of death recorded among admissions. Other diseases present: bacillary dysentery, anthrax, meningitis, hepatitis and typhoid. The cholera epidemic recorded in 2008 went extinct but there are still sporadic outbreaks of the disease. If you go in the country considered at risk are recommended (after consulting a doctor) vaccinations against hepatitis A and B, typhoid and anti-malarial drugs. In recent times there have been several episodes of diarrhea and typhoid fevers in outlying areas of major cities and the capital. Warnings We recommend that you: -drink bottled mineral water or at least make sure it's been boiled and filtered; -do not add ice in drinks; -wash with care and with disinfectants, vegetables and fresh vegetables. In the case of dressings, injections or similar claim always use sterile disposable material.

Climate

-autumn-winter (April to September), average temperature in July of 14° C; -spring-summer (September to April), the average temperature in January of 21° c. These seasons present a strong thermal excursion between night and day, which can reach 20° c. Rainy season (December to March). Climatic differences exist between the plateau (high veld) and the lowland (low veld). Temperatures recorded on the plateau – where lies the capital Harare – are generally lower than those of other areas, such as tourist resort of Victoria Falls, Kariba and Hwange. Finally, in mountain resorts (Chimanimani, Nyanga and Manchester National Park) in the winter can be hard, especially at night.

Viability

Driving Licence: International (Geneva Convention 1949 model or Vienna 1968). Short term insurance: a visitor must obtain short-term insurance at the border. Documents for vehicles imported temporarily It is necessary the carnet customs passage. Driving rules Drive on the left. Compulsory equipment Helmets for motorcyclists: mandatory for all Safety belts: mandatory on front seats. A child under 10 years must sit on the rear seats. If there are no seats, can sit in front of, but on condition that there is a safety device suitable to her age. Emergency flashers or triangle: Triangle required for vehicles over 2.3 t. Tyres: must not be visible the internal texture. Lights: for motorcycles is optional keep kindled the light of day. Alcohol in blood Limit: the maximum permitted alcohol content in the blood of a driver is 0.08% Tracking tests: the police requires a driver to submit to a breath test or blood test as a result of an infringement or if there is good reason to suspect that it is under the influence of alcohol. Transportation: the fuel is usually available at service stations throughout the country. Intercity buses, luxury, except those are risky because of overcrowding and inadequate maintenance. Driving at night you should pay particular attention to pedestrians often walk on the edge of unlit roads. In roads is often sudden animal crossing. It often happens that transiting vehicles at night lights or roofless and reflective road signs are scarce or non-existent. Drive on the left. As regards links with Europe, the national airline Air Zimbabwe flies to London twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday), while the Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways provide daily flights respectively via Addis Ababa and Nairobi. South Africa Airways and British Airways operate daily flights from Harare to Johannesburg from where you can take flights to Europe.

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