Zambia has opened its borders for visitors from all countries with only a few biosecurity restrictions and PCR COVID test requirements.
President Edgar Lungu, recently said they are reopening multiple public institutions and touristic facilities due to the insignificant number of coronavirus cases in the country.
In addition to the COVID-19 related requirements, this country requires foreign visitors from most countries to obtain a visa to be granted entry. Keep reading to learn about the changes in these regulations and other restrictions.
Yes. Almost every foreign traveler is required to acquire a visa before being admitted in the country. There are a few exceptions (Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Romania) and even those will be compelled to acquire one if the purpose of their travel is business.
Visas can be obtained through the Department of Immigration’s e-Services, or in some cases be granted on arrival (there could be complications due to COVID-19 safety protocols).
Make sure to check the Embassy of Zambia’s website or the Department of Immigration’s website and make sure that you qualify for this visa and that the immigration office in your destination airport in Zambia is actually open for business.
Where can I get a COVID-19 test in Zambia if I need one?
In case you need a negative test result for your next destination or you are experiencing symptoms and do not have travelers health insurance, you can get tested at one of these two locations in Lusaka:
CIDRZ Central Laboratory ( Telephone +260 975 138 102)*