The traveller’s rebate is a duty-free allowance which is granted to bona fide travellers, subject to prescribed conditions. It is divided into two categories namely total rebate and partial rebate.
Total Rebate is an allowance granted on all used personal effects. Personal effects refer to articles pertaining to or carried upon the body such as used clothes and toilet requisites.
Partial Rebate is an allowance granted on goods imported by a traveller once in a calendar month and on their first entry into Zimbabwe.
This duty free allowance is USD 200 per person and is granted on goods imported by travellers for their personal use.
The list of goods that are excluded is as follows:
goods which are incorrectly declared,
goods which are imported for commercial purposes,
alcoholic beverages in excess of five litres per traveller of which two litres may be spirits,
goods which are imported by any member of the crew of an aircraft, ship or vehicle arriving from outside Zimbabwe,
cooking oil, laundry bar soap,
blankets, beds, mattresses,
flour, maize meal, sugar,
meat, fish, eggs,
powdered milk, yoghurt, cheese,
corn puffs, jam, and honey
This implies that importation of such goods will attract duty at the prescribed rates despite the fact that the value might be under the duty free allowance of USD200.00.
Please note that the importation of certain commodities such as cooking oil, milk, blankets and washing preparations in whatever quantities require an import licence from Ministry of Industry and Commerce and this licence should be produced at the time of importation. Failure to produce the import licence would result in the goods being detained until such time that the import licence is availed.
You are hereby encouraged to correctly declare all the goods in your possession and to take note of the current changes to avoid any inconveniences.
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