COVID-19 PROCEDURES - FOR VISITORS ARRIVING IN ZAMBIA
Updated: Jun 7
Throughout the COVID world-wide epidemic, Zambia has remained one of the friendliest and easiest countries to visit. Here are the current guidelines to enter our beautiful country.
Notice from the Zambia Ministry of Health / Zambia Tourist Agency / Zambia Airports Company
!!! This is an old blog post : please note that from :
28 March 2022, the republic of Zambia has scraped a Negative PCR test to enter the country for those travelers who are fully vaccinated.
- It should be noted the current visa regime in Zambia remains in place.
- Importantly, nationals who do not require visas in advance can still purchase visas on arrival.
- Those nationals who require visas in advance are still required to apply at least 30-working days before visiting Zambia.
- All travelers coming into Zambia using ground crossings and airports will be required to provide a negative-result SARS CoV2 PCR test certificate from the country of departure conducted within the previous 72-hours.
- They shall monitor themselves daily for 7-days for the development of COVID-19 symptoms and report any occurrence to the nearest health facility.
- Visitors arriving in Zambia without a negative SARS CoV2 PCR test certificate conducted within
the previous 72-hours will not be allowed into the country.
PROCEDURES AT AIRPORTS and BORDER POSTS
- Traveler Health Questionnaires will be provided to all airlines entering Zambia who will make them available to on-board passengers for completion before disembarkation. These are to be surrendered to health staff on the ground at the airport.
- Visitors arriving at land borders will also be required to complete a Health
- Symptomatic travellers and tourists displaying any of the below listed symptoms will be tested
for SARS Cov-2 on arrival:
- Body temperatures equal to or above 38 degrees Celsius
- Fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache or loss of taste and/or smell
- After swabbing, travelers will be quarantined in a facility designated by the Ministry of Health until their results are ready.
- Travelers who test positive will be managed according to the National Case
Management Guidelines as carried out by District Health Offices.
- Symptomatic travelers who test negative will be released from quarantine and advised to seek medical care.
- Any traveler presenting a negative certificate may be selected randomly by Health Authorities and tested for SARS Cov-2 on arrival
- Children under the age of 5 do not require COVID-negative certificates to enter Zambia.
- Children from the age of 5 upwards who require COVID-negative certificates to depart can be tested in Zambia.
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