Gratis Visas

Gratis Visas

In order to make this event special and uniquely African, both countries Zambia and Zimbabwe, have agreed to offer GRATIS VISAS (free visas) to all delegates coming to attend the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

To obtain the gratis visas, participants must be able to provide proof of participation in the Assembly (copy of the convocation/invitation letter) and fill out a visa application form which can be obtained online from the joint Zambia and Zimbabwe website

Once the application forms are submitted, all visas will be issued in all Zambian and Zimbabwean Missions and Consulates abroad and at all points of entry in the two countries.

NOTE: The visas will be valid for 30 DAYS only after which a normal procedure should be followed in accordance with the respective laws in the two countries.

For more information on visas, please visit the joint website of the host countries at

For enquiries on visas, please contact:

Mr. Denny Lungu

Telephone:+260 966 454 909 /

+260 955 454 909

Mrs. Patricia Mafodya

Telephone:+263 712 32 1215 /

+263 772 121 1173

UNWTO Secretariat
Ms. Johanne Thébaud (Principal Protocol Officer):


“We will be granting free visas to anybody who is coming to the general assembly at the point of entry. This includes delegates, their spouses and children,” Mr. Mzembi said.

Approximately 5 000 delegates are expected to attend the event, to be hosted in Africa for the second time after Senegal in 2005.

“The conference is good for Zimbabwe as it puts us on the world map and raises the tourism profile of the country. Zimbabwe will be known as one of the best destinations in the world. It is our hope that after this conference, we can attract many tourists,” he said.

The conference is expected to attract 155 member States from around the world and over 400 affiliate members from the private sector.

By: 5VictoriaFalls24

Date: 12 June 2013