Lonely Planet Writer

Teething issues with univisa affecting travellers to Zambia and Zimbabwe

Univisa turned away at three border posts between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Univisa turned away at three border posts between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Image by J Aaron Farr / CC BY 2.0

Some visitors who’ve purchased the new univisa for Zambia and Zimbabwe are discovering that certain border posts do not accept them, and they have been forced to pay for new visas. A Zambian government official did say that some border posts – Kariba, Chirundu and Beitbridge – could not offer the new visa due to budget constraints during the univisa’s pilot phase, but insisted these posts should still accept the new visa regardless. The situation is being investigated. Read more: tourismupdate.co.za