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Zambia Visa

The government of Zambia requires that certain nationalities obtain a visa for entry into Zambia. Here, you will find out of you need a Zambia visa, how to get one, how much it will cost, and the types of visas there are.

Visa Categories

There are 3 categories which we will list here for people who want to visit Zambia as tourist:

First Category: No visa required to enter Zambia. No action or fee, except for you to produce your valid passport.

Second Category: Visa on arrival at the airport or border post, or issued at missions abroad (see table at bottom of page). Visa fees applicable.

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Third Category: Referred visa required before travelling to Zambia. Issued at missions abroad in home country or in a neighbouring country. An easier way is to apply through Zambia's eVisa website. Payment will be made when you arrive in Zambia.

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Passport Requirement

All travelling to Zambia will need:
• Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry
• Return ticket to your country if flying into Zambia
• Sufficient funds to cover your stay
• At least two blank pages in your passport to fit the required entry visa

Visa Types

Single Entry visa allows you to enter Zambia one time. Valid for up to 90 days from date of issue. Once you have used it for an entry and exit, you cannot use it again.

Double Entry visa allows you to enter Zambia twice. Valid for up to 90 days from date of issue. Once you have used it for the two entries and two exits, the visa cannot be used again.

Multiple Entry visa allows for more than two entries into Zambia. Valid for 90 days, except for United States nationals for whom it is valid for up to 3 years.

Day Tripper visa allows single entry for under 24 hours. Valid only at the Kazungula Border (with Botswana) and the Victoria Falls Border (with Zimbabwe). The same port of entry must be used for entry and exit.

Transit visa is for those who are transiting through Zambia using land transport.

Zambia Visa Fees

Visitors coming from countries which need a visa to Zambia will need to pay a fee for their visa when they arrive at the port of entry, whether it is at the land border or at the airport. There are credit card facilities at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (Lusaka), Harry Mwanga International Airport / Livingstone Airport (Livingstone), and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (Ndola), so that you can use MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and American Express cards to pay for your Zambia visa.

Here is the fee structure for Zambia visas:

Zambia Visa Fees

Single Entry US $50
Double Entry US $80
Multiple Entry US $80
Transit US $50
Day Tripper US $20

Visa Requirement

If you are planning on visiting Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) as well as Livingstone (Zambia) to experience the Victoria Falls from both sides, you must know which visa categories you belong to for both countries. You will find Zambia visa requirements below, and Zimbabwe visa requirements our Zimbabwe Visa page.

There are nationalities that do not require a visa to travel to Zambia. These are listed in the table below.

First Category
List of nationals that DO NOT require a visa to travel to Zambia

A
Anguilla
Antigua and Bermuda
Australian Antarctic Territory

B
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands

C
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Cyprus

D
Dominica

F
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands Dependencies
Fiji Islands

G
Gilbraltar
Grenada

H
Hong Kong

I
Ireland
Isle of Man

J
Jamaica

K
Kenya
Kiribati

L
Lesotho

M
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marshal Islands
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique

N
Namibia
Nauru
Niue
Norfolk Island

P
Pitcairn Islands

R
Romania
Ross Dependency

S
St. Helena
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Samoa
Serbia-Montenegro
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Swaziland

T
Tanzania
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Turks and Caicos Island

U
Uganda

V
Vanuatu

W
Western Samoa

Z
Zimbabwe


The list of nationalities that DO require a Zambia visa upon arrival are as follows:

Second Category
List of countries requiring a visa upon arrival to Zambia or at missions abroad

A
Aaland Islands
Albania
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria

B
Belarus
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bouvet Island
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi

C
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling Islands)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo Brazzaville
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic

D
Democratic Republic of Congo
Denmark
Djibouti 
Dominican Republic

E
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia 

F
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories

G
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Greenland
Guadaloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guyana

H
Haiti
Heard & McDonald Islands
Honduras
Hungary

I
Iceland
Israel
Italy
J
Japan

K
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of South Korea

L
Laos
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M
Macedonia
Madagascar
Martinique
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Myanmar (Burma)

N
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Northern Marina Islands
Norway

P
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico

R
Russia
Rwanda

S
Saint Pierre & Miquelon
Sandwich Islands
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Georgia
Spain
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Sweden
Switzerland

T
Thailand
Turkey

U
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (UK)
United States Minor Outlying
United States of America
Uruguay

V
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands

W
Wallis & Futuna Islands
Western Sahara


Visitors from the countries listed below will need to apply for a Zambia visa before they travel, and will, therefore, need to either contact a Botswana mission in their country, or apply for a visa online. The Zambian Immigration Department have an eVisa website which can be used to apply for a visa, which will be paid for when you arrive in Zambia.

Third Category
List of countries requiring a visa before travelling to Zambia

A
Afghanistan
Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan

B
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso

C
Cameroon
Central Africa Republic
Chad
China

E
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia

G
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea Bissau
Guinea Conakry

I
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast

J
Jordan

K
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan

L
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
M
Macau
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco

N
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea

O
Oman

P
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines

Q
Qatar

S
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sri-Lanka
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria

T
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Togo
Tunisia
Turkmenistan

U
Uzbekistan

Y
Yemen

How to Pre - Apply for a Zambia Visa

Citizens of the countries listed above will need to get a Zambia visa before they arrive, and the easiest way to do that is to apply online through the Zambian Immigration eVisa website. The visa must be paid for on arrival to Zambia as per the visa fees scheduled listed above.

Listed below are the different Zambian Missions abroad.

Zambian Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Angola
106/108 Rua Rei Katyavala, Maculusso, P.O.Box 1496
Luanda
TEL: + 244-2-44749/441763
EMAIL: zamemblua@netangola.com
Belgium
69 Avenue Moliere
1050 Brussels
TEL: + 32-2-3435649/3474333
EMAIL: zambiansbrussels@brutele.be
Botswana
Zambia House ,
1118 Queens Road , P.O.Box 362
Gaborone
TEL: +267-3851951/3953952
EMAIL: zambico@mega.bw
Canada
151 Slater Street
Suite 205, Ottawa
Ontario, KIB 5H3
TEL: + 1-613-232440/2324410
China
5 Dongsijie
San Li Tun Beijing
China
TEL: +861 065 321 554
Fax: +861 065 321 891
Democratic Republic of Congo
54-58 Avenue De Pecole
Combe B.R 1144
Kinshasa
TEL: + 243-9999437/8845106
EMAIL: amcazambia@ic.cd
Egypt
21 Sheikh Mohamed Chazali Street off Mosadak Street
RO. Box 253
Dokki
Cairo 12311
TEL: + 202-7610281/2/3
EMAIL: Zambia98@access.com.eg
Ethiopia
Old airport Area
Higher 23, Kebele 12
RO. Box 1909
Addis Ababa
TEL: +251-11-3711302
EMAIL: a.emb@telecom.net.et
France
63 Rue Pirre Charron
5th floor 750003
Paris
TEL: + 1-56-881272
Germany
Exel-Spriger-Str.54A 1, 0117
Berlin
TEL: +49-30-2062947
EMAIL: zambianbonn@t-online.de
India
C-79, Anand Niketan
New Delhi
TEL: + 91-112-4101289/4101520
EMAIL: zambiand@nde.vsnl.net.in
Italy
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti
8 00193 , Rome
TEL: + 39-0697613035/ 0636088824
EMAIL: zamrome@rdn.it
Japan
10-2, Ebara 1-Chone
Shinagawa-Ku
C.RO Box 1 738
Tokyo 142-0063
TEL: +81-33491012/334910123
Kenya
Nyerere Road
RO.Box 48741
Nairobi
TEL: + 254-20724796/ 202710664
EMAIL: zambiacom@swiftkenya.com
Libya
10 Maldina El Syahiya Gyrgaeeh
RO.Box 01860
Dhatelemad
Tripoli
TEL: + 218-21-4834709
Malawi
Area 40/2
RO. Box 30138
Lilongwe 3
TEL: + 265-1-772635/772114
EMAIL: zambia@malawi.net
Mozambique
Avenida Kenneth Kaunda 1286
RO. Box 4655
Maputo
TEL: + 258-2-1-492452/493292
EMAIL: zhcmmap@zebra.uem.mz
Namibia
22 Sam Nujoma Drive, Cnr. Mandune Ndemufayo Road
RO. Box 22882
Windhoek
TEL: +264-61-237610/228162
Nigeria
Plot 351 Mission Road
Central Area District, RM.B 5055
Wuse
Abuja
TEL: + 234-9-2347060/2348855
EMAIL: zambiahc@yahoo.com
Russia
Prospect Mira 52 A
Moscow
TEL: + 70-95-6885001/9752056
+ 70-95-6818198
EMAIL: zambiana@online.ru
South Africa
5700 Ziervogel Street Off Hamilton Street
Arcadia
RO.Box 12234
Pretoria
TEL: + 27-12-3261847/3262140
EMAIL: zhpta@mweb.co.za
Sweden
Engelbrektsgatan 7
RO. Box26013
Stockholm
TEL: +46-8-6799040/679650
EMAIL: zamembas@algonet.se
Switzerland
17-19, Chemin du Champ-D'anier
1209, Geneva
TEL: +41-22-7885330/7885340
EMAIL: Mission.zambia@ties.itu.int
Tanzania
P.O. Box 2525
Dar es Salaam
TEL: + 255-22-2125529
EMAIL: zhcd@raha.com
United Kingdom
Zambia House
2, Place Gate
London W85NG
TEL: +44-207-5896655/5810546
EMAIL: immzhel@btconect.com
United Nations Permanent Mission
237 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
TEL: + 1-212-8885770/8885213
EMAIL: zambia@un.int
United States of America
2419 Massachusetts Avenue
N. W, Washington D. C 20008
TEL: + 1-202-2659717/3320826
EMAIL: embzambia@aol.com
Zimbabwe
Zambian House
48 Kwame Nkruma Ave
RO. Box 4698
Harare
TEL: + 263-4-773777/773782
EMAIL: zambiae@mweb.co.zw


 

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