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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Zambia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Zambia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very Low -

No restrictions on inbound travel.

No arrival restrictions based on passport and no quarantine necessary.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- International train and bus services remain suspended until further notice.
- International flights are restricted to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the capital Lusaka.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All travellers coming into Zambia will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test should have been conducted within 72 hours. Travellers should still consult directly with their airline for specific instructions.
- Travellers from 'high risk' countries – Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, Columbia, India, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey – are subject to another test on arrival at the own cost (collected on arrival or within 48 hours after).
- Enhanced health screening is in place in the airport. Anyone showing symptoms or has a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius will be taken for further testing. Those with a high temperature and displaying COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) will then be placed in a government-designated institute until the results become available. Depending on the results, the person will either be asked to receive treatment following national guidelines, retest or can be released from the institute.
- Random tests may be conducted on arriving passengers even if they have negative COVID-19 PCR test results.
- Full official document regarding to specific entry guidelines can be found at https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Updated-COVID-19-Travel-Guidelines.pdf
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- A 14-day mandatory self-isolation or quarantine (if self-isolation facility is unsuitable) is in place for international travellers coming from countries deemed as high risk: Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, Columbia, India, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
- However, travellers from high-risk countries are allowed to end quarantine once the results of the second test taken on arrival are negative and communicated to them. Positive cases are managed according to the country's COVID-19 guidance.
- International travellers from other countries should monitor themselves for 14 days and report any COVID-19-related symptoms to the nearest health authority.
- Tourists and business travellers are not required to quarantine.
- Citizens and residents are no longer required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.


(until further notice)
Documentation required
A health questionnaire will be distributed to all passengers and must be completed and handed to officials upon arrival.
(until further notice)
Transit
Travellers who transited via high-risk countries are not considered arriving from high-risk countries only if transit time did not exceed 24 hours and travellers stayed in transit zone.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
International train and bus services are suspended.
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
- Travelers departing from Zambia are required to obtain a travel certificate from the Ministry of Health. The certificate can be found here https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/travel-requirements/zambia-medical-international-travel-certificate.pdf
- To obtain the travel certificate travelers must take their passport along with their COVID 19 test results at one of the below mentioned offices to UTH Hospital, the Zambia National Health Public Institute, the District Health Office or the Public Health Office and pay a 200 Kwacha fee.
- This rule does not apply to travelers to a destination that does not require a negative test but travelers are advised to check with their airline on their requirements prior to travel.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Zambia

COVID-19 information for Zambia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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National crime rates are low, but levels are higher in Lusaka and the Copperbelt. Business visitors are most vulnerable to petty and opportunistic theft, though violent crime, including armed robbery and carjacking, is increasing. Business travellers and resident expatriates are perceived as comparatively wealthier, and may be considered prospective targets.

Unruly protests occur periodically in the vicinity of parliament, Lusaka's central business district, and on and around university campuses. Checkpoints are sometimes erected prior to demonstrations, which rarely entail any direct security threat to foreigners. Social unrest may nonetheless pose incidental risks to travellers. The political situation is stable and poses minimal risk to foreign travel, though election periods may witness a temporary uptick in political unrest.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Zambia
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioA booster is recommended. Although polio has not
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverZambia has a low risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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