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Zambia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes - with restrictions Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 01.07.2020
ProFlight Zambia July/August 2020 Interim operations as of 30JUN20

Flight Restrictions

1. All flights must arrive at Lusaka (LUN).
2. Passengers and airline crew must quarantine for at least 14 days at their own costs.

Quarantine

Anyone entering Zambia maybe tested for COVID-19 by nasal swab and then must spend up to 14 days in self-quarantine at their residence or preferred place of stay. If asked, you must inform Ministry of Health officials of where you will be staying, and give them your contact details. Even if your test result is negative, you must complete the 14-day self-quarantine period.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Anyone entering Zambia maybe tested for COVID-19 by nasal swab.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: in general, no

Generally not recommended for travellers going to the following areas: the entire North West and Western
provinces.

Not recommended for all other areas not listed above.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Zambia International airports reopen as government eases some COVID-19 restrictions. CGTN Africa reported that Zambia is expected to further ease its COVID-19 restrictions.(Media, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Zambia’s borders are open, but under tight screening. The border crossing at Nakonde with Tanzania reopened on 18 May. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice: Travelers arriving with a visitor visa, or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open. Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of Health following a health screening at the port of entry.
    Persons arriving are no longer required to quarantine at a government-designated facility, but must communicate to Ministry of Health officials where they intend to reside and provide accurate contact information for regular follow-ups. Symptomatic individuals will be required to enter isolation protocol at a Zambian government facility. International train and bus services are also suspended.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight Zambia has partially resumed domestic services between Lusaka and Ndola (Copperbelt), international flights will resume. Bars and night clubs will remain closed.

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    29.06.2020
  • Zambia

    International restrictions:

    Zambia’s borders are open, but under tight screening. The border crossing at Nakonde with Tanzania reopened on 18 May. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
    The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice: Travelers arriving with a visitor visa, or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open. Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of Health following a health screening at the port of entry.
    Persons arriving are no longer required to quarantine at a government-designated facility, but must communicate to Ministry of Health officials where they intend to reside and provide accurate contact information for regular follow-ups. Symptomatic individuals will be required to enter isolation protocol at a Zambian government facility.
    International train and bus services are also suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight Zambia has partially resumed domestic services between Lusaka and Ndola (Copperbelt), international flights will resume.

    Read more
    10.06.2020
  • Zambia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe international airports are suspended. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
    The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice: Travelers arriving with a visitor visa, or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open. Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of Health following a health screening at the port of entry.
    Persons arriving are no longer required to quarantine at a government-designated facility, but must communicate to Ministry of Health officials where they intend to reside and provide accurate contact information for regular follow-ups. Symptomatic individuals will be required to enter isolation protocol at a Zambian government facility

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight Zambia has partially resumed domestic services between Lusaka and Ndola (Copperbelt), international flights will resume.

    Read more
    05.06.2020
  • Zambia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe international airports are suspended. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. All incoming travellers will be subject to airport screening measures and 14-day self-quarantine upon entry. Travellers who show symptoms will be quarantined at a government health facility while those asymptomatic need to self-isolate for 14 days. Travellers can report COVID-19-related concerns on dedicated hotlines at 909 (toll-free), 0953898941, 0964638726 and 0974493553. Local airline Proflight suspended international flights until at least 31 May. The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) suspended cross-border passenger train services until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected. The authorities have indefinitely suspended issuance of tourist visas, while application for visas of non-essential purposes will not be permitted. Applications for other types of visas will require the approval from the Ministry of Health. Trucks are allowed to enter the country through the Chirundu, Katima Mulilo, Kazungula, Livingstone and Nakonde border posts, though drivers are asked to follow quarantine measures upon entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight Zambia has partially resumed domestic services between Lusaka and Ndola (Copperbelt), international flights will resume.

    Read more
    27.05.2020
  • Zambia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe international airports are suspended. International flights may only operate from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. All incoming travellers will be subject to airport screening measures and 14-day self-quarantine upon entry. Travellers who show symptoms will be quarantined at a government health facility while those asymptomatic need to self-isolate for 14 days. Travellers can report COVID-19-related concerns on dedicated hotlines at 909 (toll-free), 0953898941, 0964638726 and 0974493553. Local airline Proflight suspended international flights until at least 31 May. The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) suspended cross-border passenger train services until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected. The authorities have indefinitely suspended issuance of tourist visas, while application for visas of non-essential purposes will not be permitted. Applications for other types of visas will require the approval from the Ministry of Health. Trucks are allowed to enter the country through the Chirundu, Katima Mulilo, Kazungula, Livingstone and Nakonde border posts, though drivers are asked to follow quarantine measures upon entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight has suspended its domestic flights until at least 31 May. Domestic flights are resuming from 6 May to Lusaka and Ndola on a limited schedule. Pedestrian cross-border movement has resumed between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Kasumbalesa (DRC) border crossing, 38 miles (46km) north of Chingola (Copperbelt Province). Non-essential public gatherings have been banned. Public gatherings (i.e. conferences, weddings, funerals, and festivals) of more than 50 people have been banned. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas, gyms and casinos have also been closed. Restaurants will only provide delivery services.

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    16.05.2020
  • Zambia 1. All flights must arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Lusaka Airport (LUN).
    2. All incoming travellers will be subjected to airport screening measures and 14-day self-quarantine upon entry. Passengers and airline crew must quarantine for at least 14 days at their own costs. (IATA, 27.03.2020). Travellers who show symptoms will be quarantined at a government health facility while those asymptomatic need to self-isolate for 14 days.

    All international flights to and from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Mfuwe international airports are suspended.
    Travellers can report COVID-19-related concerns on dedicated hotlines at 909 (toll-free), 0953898941, 0964638726 and 0974493553.
    Local airline Proflight suspended international flights until at least 31 May.
    The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) suspended cross-border passenger train services until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected.
    Issuance of visas to travellers from countries affected by COVID-19 will be reviewed, though the Zambian authorities have not specified what this review process entails and what are those countries whose nationalities’ visa application will be reviewed.
    Trucks are allowed to enter the country through the Chirundu, Katima Mulilo, Kazungula and Livingstone border posts, though drivers are asked to follow quarantine measures upon entry.
    Pedestrian cross-border movement has resumed between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Kasumbalesa (DRC) border crossing, 38 miles (46km) north of Chingola (Copperbelt Province).

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight has suspended its domestic flights until at least 31 May. Domestic flights are resuming from 6 May to Lusaka and Ndola on a limited schedule.
    Non-essential public gatherings have been banned.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • Zambia 1. All flights must arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Lusaka Airport (LUN).
    2. All incoming travellers will be subjected to airport screening measures and 14-day self-quarantine upon entry. Passengers and airline crew must quarantine for at least 14 days at their own costs. (IATA, 27.03.2020). Travellers who show symptoms will be quarantined at a government health facility while those asymptomatic need to self-isolate for 14 days.

    All international flights to and from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Mfuwe international airports are suspended.
    Travellers can report COVID-19-related concerns on dedicated hotlines at 909 (toll-free), 0953898941, 0964638726 and 0974493553.
    Local airline Proflight suspended international flights until at least 31 May.
    The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) suspended cross-border passenger train services until further notice, though cross-border freight trains and domestic trains operated by TAZARA in either country will not be affected.
    Issuance of visas to travellers from countries affected by COVID-19 will be reviewed, though the Zambian authorities have not specified what this review process entails and what are those countries whose nationalities’ visa application will be reviewed.
    Trucks are allowed to enter the country through the Chirundu, Katima Mulilo, Kazungula and Livingstone border posts, though drivers are asked to follow quarantine measures upon entry.
    Pedestrian cross-border movement has resumed between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Kasumbalesa (DRC) border crossing, 38 miles (46km) north of Chingola (Copperbelt Province).

    Internal restrictions:

    Local airline Proflight has suspended its domestic flights until at least 31 May. Domestic flights are resuming from 6 May to Lusaka and Ndola on a limited schedule.
    Non-essential public gatherings have been banned.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/c35c7cf0-447b-4d2d-bbf9-1844947e383e]
    [https://zm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
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