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Zambia Travel Restrictions

1,64% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 1,64% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Zambia.

Zambia entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Zambia. Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival in Zambia.


Outgoing travel to ZambiaTravelling from South Africa to Zambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Zambia.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from India, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival or a maximum of 48 hours after the arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Zambia.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Zambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Zambia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Zambia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Zambia

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Zambia.

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Zambia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Zambia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Zambia is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Zambia are closed. Bars in Zambia are closed.