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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR ZAMBIA

CLARIFICATION OF ZAMBIA'S COVID-19 TESTING & QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS AT POINT OF ENTRY.


Zambia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs circulated a revision to the tourism industry on 28 May 2021, clarifying the Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements at point of entry for our visitors deemed from "High Risk" countries.

Please take note of the below protocols when traveling to Zambia:

• All scheduled and non-scheduled international flights to all Airports are open.

• All passengers coming from international flights need to present negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test result. The test should be conducted within the previous 72 hours.

• Entry screening will be conducted at all airports. All travellers entering the airport will be subjected to temperature and symptom screening.

• In addition to the above, all travellers deemed from "High Risk" Countries will be tested for Covid-19 by PCR test upon arrival into Zambia (approx USD$50.00 per person subject to change, payable by the traveller). The revision states that travellers who receive a negative result or have proof of vaccine will be exempt from 14 day mandatory quarantine.


The list of "High-Risk" countries that will be required to undergo SARS CoV-2 PCR testing on arrival as stated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs & ZNPHI. The list will be reviewed and updated regularly.


1 JULY 2021 – they are ARGENTINA, COLUMBIA, CHILE, BRAZIL, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, INDIA, PERU, IRAN, TURKEY, IRAQ, SPAIN, TUNISIA.


ZAMBIA IS OPEN FOR REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURISM!

HOW TO GET TO US

Routes in/out of Livingstone International Airport - Zambia’s tourist capital and Lusaka (capital of Zambia)

Proflight Zambia is now flying between Lusaka and Livingstone every day of the week.

Johannesburg (South Africa) direct into Livingstone

SA Airlink in July flies return Johannesburg to Livingstone on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Nelspruit (Kruger area, South Africa) direct into Livingstone

SA Airlink in July flies return Nelspruit to Livingstone on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Cape Town (South Africa) | Livingstone (Zambia) | Nairobi (Kenya)

Kenya Airways maintains their scheduled route between Nairobi / Livingstone / Cape Town on Sundays. There are indications Tuesdays will be added from August.

Kenya Airways Flight Numbers for this route: KQ783 Cape Town to Livingstone onward to Nairobi / KQ782 Nairobi to Livingstone onward to Cape Town.


Routes in/out of Victoria Falls International Airport - Zimbabwe’s tourist capital

Cape Town (South Africa) | Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) | Nairobi (Kenya)

Kenya Airways from the end of June is reintroducing their scheduled route between Nairobi / Victoria Falls / Cape Town on Mondays. The Friday flight will continue as before.

Kenya Airways Flight Numbers for this route: KQ793 Cape Town to Victoria Falls onward to Nairobi / KQ792 Nairobi to Victoria Falls onward to Cape Town.


Johannesburg (South Africa)

Fastjet now flies Johannesburg / Victoria Falls most days every week at very reasonable rates.

BA Comair has resumed its Johannesburg / Victoria Falls route and flies every day of the week.

Victoria Falls Airport arrivals / departures require cross-border transfers via the Victoria Falls Bridge Border.

The River Club can easily arrange a road transfer which takes only 1 ½ to maximum 2 hours between Victoria Falls Airport and the lodge.

Depending on timing, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls Park on the Zimbabwe side can be added to the transfer.

Important to note a transfer and Zimbabwe-side falls-tour combo does have to be pre-arranged as a combo so the additional logistics required for a falls tour can be in place on arrival.

Please book transfers with our Operations Team in good time prior to arrival.


Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Airlines flies the Addis / Victoria Falls route on Tuesdays.


The route in/out of Kasane International Airport – Chobe, Botswana


Johannesburg (South Africa)

SA Airlink flies the Johannesburg / Kasane, (Chobe) Botswana route daily.

Kasane Airport arrivals / departures require cross-border transfers via the Kazungula River Border.

The River Club can easily arrange a road transfer which takes only 1 ½ to maximum 2 hours between Kasane Airport and the lodge.

Please book with our Operations Team in good time prior to arrival.


Routes in/out of Lusaka International Airport – the capital of Zambia


Johannesburg (South Africa)

Both Proflight Zambia and SA Airlink of South Africa deserve our support as they help to re-forge vital air routes between Livingstone and South Africa.

Proflight Zambia flies every day between Lusaka and Johannesburg.

Proflight Zambia now has daily links from Lusaka to Livingstone.

SA Airlink flies daily between Lusaka and Johannesburg.

Nairobi (Kenya)

Kenya Airways flies daily between Nairobi and Lusaka. Nairobi International Airport is well connected around the globe.

Proflight or a pre-booked road transfer takes you from Lusaka to Livingstone.


Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Airlines is flying from various points including the UK, into Addis Ababa and onward to Lusaka.

Proflight or a pre-booked road transfer takes you from Lusaka to Livingstone.


Dubai (UAE)

Emirates flies to Lusaka on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many international links between Dubai and the rest of the world.


Doha (Qatar)

Qatar Aiways will be resuming flights to Lusaka Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 6 August 2021. There are many international links between Doha and the rest of the world.


For anyone arriving in Lusaka, the local airline Proflight connects to Livingstone daily.

Alternatively, The River Club can arrange a road transfer which takes 6 to 7 hours between Lusaka and the lodge in Livingstone.

Please book with our Operations Team in good time prior to arrival.


Israel to Zambia and South Africa


Tel Aviv | Lusaka

El Al will resume this route in the not too distant future.


Tel Aviv | Johannesburg

El Al flies Tel Aviv to Johannesburg route on Thursday, and Johannesburg back to Tel Aviv on Saturday nights.

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