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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Traveller's once a month rebate

Thursday, 08 September 2011 02:00

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) would like to advise members of the public that the Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review brought about changes to the duty-free allowance which is granted once a month on the date of one's first entry into Zimbabwe.

With effect from 1st August 2011, travellers can no longer use the traveller's rebate to clear blankets, footwear, refrigerators and stoves.

Travellers who wish to import blankets, footwear, refrigerators and stoves will continue to benefit from the reduced rates of duty that were implemented with effect from 1st January 2011.

What is a Traveller's Rebate?

A travellers' rebate is an allowance granted on goods imported into Zimbabwe by a traveller (a person entering Zimbabwe traveller.)

This rebate or allowance is given once in a calendar month on the traveller's first entry into the country and is divided into two categories.

Total rebate which is an allowance granted on all used personal effects. Personal effects are articles pertaining to or carried upon the body, such as clothing and toilet requisites but exclude such articles as radios, cameras, among others.

Partial rebate: This is an allowance granted to a traveller once a month on the date of his/her first entry into Zimbabwe in that calendar month on condition that:

• Goods are properly declared;

• Goods are not for sale or of a commercial nature;

• The value of goods does not exceed US$300;

• Alcoholic beverages are not more than five (5) litres of which not more than two (2) litres may be spirits and the traveller is 18 years and above:

• The traveller is not a crew member;

• The goods are not blankets, footwear, refrigerators or stoves;

Who enjoys travellers' rebate?

Any traveller entering Zimbabwe namely:

• Returning residents;

• Tourists/visitors;

• Immigrants;

• Diplomats.


• Any person employed as the pilot or master or any member of the crew of an aircraft or vehicle arriving from outside Zimbabwe

• For more details, kindly contact your nearest Zimra Office or our Legal and Corporate Services Division. Their contact details are as given below:

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority
Legal and Corporate Services Division
6th Floor, ZB Centre
Corner First Street/Kwame Nkrumah Avenue
P O Box 4360
Tel: 04 - 798 879/751624/775332/781345
Fax: 04 - 774087

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