Is the Kazungula border open?

Is the Kazungula border open?

Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts have opened for fully vaccinated tourists in a move aimed at reviving the tourism sector, which has been hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic since last year.

Does Kazungula bridge pass through Zimbabwe?

“Kazungula Bridge is one part of several routes servicing the north-south corridor. It isn’t the only route. Besides, part of the Kazungula traffic passes through Zimbabwe, a country naturally placed as a sub-regional hub.

Where is the Kazungula Bridge?

Kazungula, Botswana
Kazungula weigh station/Location

Why is the Kazungula bridge curved?

It is curved to avoid the nearby borders of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The bridge will feature a single-line railway track between two traffic lanes and pavements for pedestrians. Upon its completion, the bridge will be connected to the Mosetse–Kazungula–Livingstone Railway.

What do I need to cross the border into Botswana?

  1. Visa requirements: Citizens of SA won’t need a visa for crossing a Botswana border post.
  2. Driver’s license: South African and international driver’s licenses are accepted.
  3. Vehicle insurance:
  4. Vehicle registration documents:
  5. Clearance certificate:
  6. Indication of origin:

Why is Kazungula Bridge curved?

Who paid for Kazungula Bridge?

Zambia and Botswana funded the $259m infrastructure project. The plan was to unplug the Zambezi River barrier and link the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia to South Africa and Namibia via Botswana.

Why is Kazungula bridge curved?

Who is the owner of Kazungula Bridge?

“Until payment is done, Kazungula remains jointly owned by Botswana and Zambia,” he said on Twitter on 11 May. He added that Kazungula would never replace Beitbridge as the regional transport hub. “Kazungula is one of several routes servicing the North-South Corridor.

Who funded Kazungula Bridge?

Construction was financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the African Development Bank. The 923-metre-long (3,028 ft) by 18.5-metre-wide (61 ft) bridge has a longest span of 129 metres (423 ft) and links the town of Kazungula in Zambia with Botswana.

Who paid for the Kazungula Bridge?

The reconstruction of the Kazungula Bridge commenced in December 2014 and it was commissioned in May 2021 at a cost of US$259 million. The new Kazungula Bridge will be jointly owned by the governments of Zambia and Botswana, and funded by toll fees.

What documents are needed to cross the border?

When entering the United States, U.S. citizens are required to show passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST) or an Enhanced Driver’s License. Resident aliens must possess a green card.

Why is Kazungula Bridge completion bad news for Zimbabwe?

THE completion of the multi-million-dollar Kazungula River Bridge is certainly sweet music in the ears of Botswana and Zambia, but for Zimbabwe, it presents a headache over loss of transit fees. The new Kazungula River Bridge, which is expected to be functional by year-end, links Zambia’s Kazungula town with Botswana.

How to get to the ferry in Kazungula?

We woke up at 5:30 am and made our way to Kazungula border with our papers and Charlie in hand. There are semi trucks lined up for days outside the border waiting to get cleared for the Kazungula ferry, but private vehicles can drive right past them to the border.

Is the Kazungula border crossing a soul sucking experience?

The hectic Kazungula border crossing and ferry are notoriously soul sucking. We knew self-driving over the border would go one of two ways – easy peasy or painstakingly difficult. A few days before we were set to cross, we were hanging out at the Old Bridge Backpackers in Maun chatting to a few Zimbabweans about our adventure.

Which is the shortest route from Johannesburg to Kazungula?

There are too many delays and lack of urgency. Although the shortest route to Lusaka from Johannesburg is through Beitbridge at 1 525km against Kazungula’s 1 730km, hauliers are likely to go the longer route running away from frustrations at Beitbridge.