Do I need an international driver’s license in Zimbabwe?

Last Updated on 7 months by Drivers Licence

To drive in Zimbabwe as a foreign visitor, you typically need an international driver’s license along with your valid national driver’s license. Zimbabwe recognizes international driving permits (IDPs) based on the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. An IDP serves as a translation of your national driver’s license and is required by law to accompany your original license.

The IDP must be obtained in your home country before traveling to Zimbabwe. It is issued by the appropriate authorities or automobile associations in your country of residence. The IDP should be carried alongside your national driver’s license whenever you are driving in Zimbabwe.

It’s important to note that regulations and requirements can change over time, so it’s recommended to contact the Zimbabwean Embassy or Consulate in your country or check with the relevant transportation authorities for the most up-to-date information before your trip.