The main goal of having Harare removed from the red list on 11 October 2021 is to ease travel restrictions that were set in place in context of the pandemic. To that end, the authorities in England have put an end to the mandatory self-quarantine rule for the fully vaccinated. Before they depart, fully vaccinated passengers are expected to have already booked and paid for the COVID-19 test that is to be carried out on the 2nd day after they arrive in England. This is mandatory, as well as completing a Passenger Locator Form.
If non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers are to travel, they need to comply with the following procedure to be considered eligible for a flight to the UK. An RT-PCR test within 3 days of the flight. The negative result on the first test gives the go ahead to book and pay for the COVID-19 test on arrival in the UK. Just to be on the safe side, the UK has clear instructions for travellers not fully vaccinated to complete a Passenger Locator Form and undergo a 10-day quarantine.
Many airlines have temporarily cut their flights due to reduced demand during COVID-19. However, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways are still flying to Harare in a limited capacity. Ethiopian Airlines flies nearly every day from London to Harare. Emirates fly thrice weekly, QR has four flights and Kenya Airways' Heathrow to Harare flight is available twice a week. The given flight schedule meets the need of travellers undertaking essential travel, but we will keep you updated as soon as other airline resumes their flights to Harare.
Ethiopian Airlines offers cheap flights to Harare with flexible booking option. The airline offers unlimited changes if the flight is non-operational or the flight is delayed. If the flight is scheduled on time, you can get it rescheduled for you one time for free.
Following is the PRE-COVID flight schedule of airlines flying from London to Harare:
No airline is currently offering direct flights to Harare from the UK. Instead, you can take the shortest flight to Harare, which takes nearly 14 hours on Kenya Airways.
Ethiopian Airlines has a daily flight from London Heathrow to Harare. The flight duration is 16 hours and 35 minutes, including two stopovers. Transiting through Addis Ababa, the flight's first leg takes around 8 hours. It touches down at Lusaka Airport before arriving in Harare. An average flight ticket to Harare is available for 489 GBP in the low season.
The best time to book flights to Harare is at least three weeks before your departure. In general, cheap flights to Harare are available during the off-peak season. Peak travelling seasons are Christmas, New Year, Easter and other school holidays in the UK when mostly British-Zimbabweans are heading to their homes. However, Harare's flash flight deals are announced frequently and give you a chance to snap the best deals just in time for the busy travelling season. Weather is another consideration for booking flights to Harare. Travellers do not wish to see rain during their travel abroad since it can ruin their holiday. The time period between April and August is the peak season for sight-seeing in Harare as it sees minimal or no rain at all. It is, again, advisable to book in advance for peak travelling season because flights and hotels get sold out quickly. Travelhouseuk team works dedicatedly to offer cheap airfare deals with all available airlines. Keep yourself notified through our social media platforms. Moreover, you can subscribe to our newsletter to finding an ideal summer flight deal or Christmas flights to Harare in 2021.
Travelhouseuk offers flights from Harare to the UK as well. Just let us know the proposed travelling dates of your family. We will book, issue airline tickets and provide assistance until your loved ones arrive in the UK.
You might not be lucky always when planning for the last minute flights from London to Harare. December, March and July are the busiest months to take a trip from the UK to anywhere in Africa. Harare is one of the most travelled flight destinations from the UK. Travelhouseuk always advises all travellers to book in advance if planning to fly in months which are considered as high season months, being the holiday season. However, you can still give us a quick call and check with our experienced travel consultants, and they might even be able to get a bargain deal for you.
Kenya Airways and Ethiopian airlines depart just after 1700 from London Heathrow. Emirates and South African airways leave around 2000 from London to Harare.
Emirates is currently operating daily flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow to its hub in Dubai. From Dubai onwards, a connecting flight to Harare departs every day.
Flying from London Heathrow has the shortest stopover time when you book a flight between UK and Harare, with a stopover in Dubai lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes in each direction. If you're only booking a one-way flight from the UK to Harare, choose Glasgow Airport for your departure because these flights make a stopover of only 1 hour and 15 minutes at Dubai International Airport.
Below is the weekly schedule of main airlines which operate flights between the UK and Harare :
Travelhouseuk does not only assist you in booking cheap tickets to Harare but you can also book flights from Harare to Bulawayo or Harare to Victoria Falls or any other destination within Africa or worldwide with Travelhouseuk. Just give us a call and our travel experts will book domestic flights in Zimbabwe for you.