Foreign Office relaxes travel advice to Zimbabwe

The Foreign Office (FCO) has relaxed its travel advice for Zimbabwe, however warnings remain against travel to key areas.

A decrease in violence to the country has seen the FCO drop its advice against all but essential travel to the country. However, it still advises against travel to high density, low income areas as well as rural and farming areas, and areas where war veterans are active.

An FCO statement said: “We strongly advise against all travel to high density, low-income suburban areas at any time and all but essential travel to rural Mashonaland, rural Manicaland and farming areas.

“There have been a number of serious incidents in rural areas and it is dangerous for farmers or agricultural workers to visit former properties or other agricultural areas. You should also avoid areas where war veterans are active. The situation remains unpredictable and incidents of violence across the country continue: it could deteriorate further, without warning. “

Full details of the revised travel advice for Zimbabwe are available on the Foreign Office website.

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