Zambia Covid19 Requirements
Update: 28th September 2022 1:00pm
These are the latest details that we are aware of regarding travel to Zambia, during Covid-19.
We live in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and will update this page with any amendments that we become aware of.
• Fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to present a negative Covid-19 certificate.
• Being "fully vaccinated" means having received two doses of a two-dose
regiment, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
• Partially vaccinated travellers will need to follow the same rules as
unvaccinated travellers (as below).
Unvaccinated and Partially Vaccinated Travellers
• Travellers that are not fully vaccinated, will need to present a negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test result
at port of entry. The test should be conducted in a lab, and within 72 hours from departure.
• Re-testing at own cost will be applied for travellers who do not meet the above stipulations.
• In case of a positive result, self-isolation at traveller's cost will be mandatory.
• Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures.
Travellers from Zambia must observe regulations for the country they wish to
Frequently Asked Questions
Does one have to go into mandatory quarantine on arrival?
requirement if you have tested positive on arrival. Otherwise, you only have to
go into isolation if you are tested positive whilst in Zambia.
Can one get a PCR test done in Zambia?
Yes, PCR tests are available
at Provincial Covid-19 testing centres, Zambia National Public Health Institute,
the Centre for Infectious Disease Research central lab, Medland Hospital in
Lusaka, Victoria Hospital in Lusaka. In Livingstone, testing can be done at the airport through Ministry of Health or the private ProMed.
Labs that are registered on the Trusted Travel platform are the Livingstone
Teaching Hospital and the Nature by Nature lab. Testing is also available at
some of the lodges and will be delivered within 24 hours. The costs of these
tests will depend on the testing site.
How much does a PCR test cost?
The price for a PCR test ranges from $55
to $120. The costs of the tests are US$55 per person through the Ministry of Health
(taking 24 to 48 hours) and US$120 per person through ProfMed (with results
within 24 hours). Only cash payments are accepted. Safari camps will arrange
your PCR test for up to $400 per person, with a turnaround time of up to 48
What will happen if a traveller gets infected while in the country?
They are required to go into an isolation centre for 14 days. This will be at the traveller's own expense.
Does Zambia have a high rate of Corona virus infections?
The death rate attributed to the corona virus is very low at about
0.021% of the population as of the date of this article.
Getting to Livingstone, Zambia
For the information on getting to Livingstone town, please visit our
Livingstone Travel page.
Here's information on Botswana's
Here's information on
Zimbabwe's Covid-19 Updates
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