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Border Control Plumtree Border Post (ZIM/BOTS) 06h00-22h00

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Matabeleland  :: Plumtree
Category: Civil Infrastructure :: Border Control

Plumtree Border control (Zim) operates between 06h00-22h00 (GMT+2) time guideline and is situated between Zimbabwe and Botswana. One of the busiest border post, open daily even on public holidays.
All visitors should have a valid passport.

When travelling with a car, the original vehicle registration papers and vehicle license are required.
When entering Zimbabwe visitors will have to pay carbon tax fee and road user charge.
All fees and paid in cash only, no credit cards or debit cards payments accepted, so the visitors should have cash ready in USD or ZAR, though any other currency is accepted, it will however be converted against the prevailing rate of the USD.
Water and protection from the sun are advisable for the entry points with no shelter and long queues.

There will be possible queues during the peak tourist season which is between July - October.

Address :  10.2km or 13mins SW of Plumtree, Plumtree Rd, Plumtree, Matebeleland South, Zimbabwe.
Postal :  P.O. Box 7, Plumtree, Zimbabwe.
Contact :  Plumtree Border - Assistant Regional Immigration officer
Tel :  +263(0)19 2561
Tel2 :  +263(0)19 2564
Cell :  +263(0)712 321 211
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

06h00-22h00 (GMT+2) Time guideline

Rates and Payment
Fee/s :  Fees: Road Access fee USD20; Third Party Insurance between USD55- USD120 per vehicle depending on the size of the engine; Carbon Tax fee upon exit USD70; Road Toll USD10 paid when exiting border crossing. (Jan-2023).

General Information
Open on Public Holidays :  Yes

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  A7
Closest Town :  Plumtree

Total Fuel Station close by. Carbon tax fee quoted is for passenger's vehicle (Variable with vehicle capacity & type. Insurance also depended on vehicle type & size. TIP is free. White and Red Reflective Tape, Warning Triangles and Fire Extinguisher are compulsory for each vehicle travelling to Zimbabwe. (Updated Feb 14).

Does not accept South African car insurance unless if bought through the AA. (2014).

Advice on travelling with minors, you will need a valid passport, valid visa if required, an Unabridged Birth Certificate with both parents’ names on and an affidavit from the other parent or both should the minor be travelling with one parent or with other family.

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