The United States embassy in Harare has announced that it is suspending some of the routine services it offers. This follows a government shutdown in the United States of America which has, in turn, resulted in the cutting of funding for some of the services. The notice reads as follow:
Effective December 22, there has been a lapse in appropriations funding some parts of the U.S Government. All scheduled passport and and visa services at the U.S Embassy will continue, and emergency services for U.S citizens are still available. All other routine U.S Embassy services are suspended until funding resumes. The U.S Mission in Zimbabwe will not be not be updating its social media platforms during the lapse in appropriations.