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Zambia Covid19 Requirements

Update: 24th June 2022 9am

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.

Vaccinated Travellers

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

• Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures.

Departure

Travellers from Zambia must observe regulations for the country they wish to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does one have to go into mandatory quarantine on arrival?
This is only a 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.

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.

Latest Covid-19 information for travellers to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe


Flight Schedule to Zambia

International Flights to Livingstone
• Kenya Airways – flies Nairobi to Livingstone to Cape Town return every Sunday and Tuesday.
• SA Airlink – Nelspruit to Livingstone daily.
• SA Airlink – Johannesburg to Livingstone daily.

Domestic Flights to Livingstone
• ProFlight - Flies Lusaka to Livingstone return daily.

International Flights to Lusaka
• Emirates – flies Dubai to Lusaka return daily.
• Ethiopian Airlines – flies Addis to Lusaka on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
• SA Airlink – multiple daily flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka.
• South African Airlines - flies Johannesburg to Lusaka return daily, except on Wednesdays.
• Proflight –  flies Johannesburg to Lusaka daily, except on Wednesdays.
• RwandAir –  flies Johannesburg to Lusaka on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, then on to Kigali on these same days.
• Kenya Airways – flies Nairobi to Lusaka in Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
• Qatar Airways – flies Doha to Lusaka Friday to Monday and Wednesday.

Here's information on Botswana's Covid-19 Updates

Here's information on Zimbabwe's Covid-19 Updates


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