COVID 19

International Restrictions:
*Entry to Zambia: Zambia’s borders are open, but under tight screening. Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia.
All visitors to Zambia must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before their arrival. Visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival, and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities.
Returning residents must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before their arrival, You should arrange to take a private test.
All airports are open to flights, though availability of international flights remains limited. Please check before booking.
*Data collection: Traveler Health Questionnaires are provided on incoming flights for passengers to complete before disembarkation. These should be completed in English and handed in on arrival.
Point of Entry screening: The following screening measures are now in place at Zambian Points of Entry (PoE).
• Port Health officers will conduct general observations of passengers to detect those with signs of illness.
• Port Health officers to collect and review health declaration forms, noting country of origin.
• Port Health officers to review the SARS-CoV-2 negative certificates being presented by travelers to determine authenticity and validity.
• All passengers to undergo thermo-scanning and temperature to be recorded on the health declaration forms.
*Quarantine requirements: If your body temperature is equal to, or above 38.0, or you have a COVID-19 related symptom (a cough, shortness of breath, a headache, loss of taste or smell, or a sore throat), you will be tested and taken to either your home or a government facility for treatment and quarantine until your tests results are known.
Arrivals from countries that are not classified as high risk and have a negative PCR test result do not need to quarantine. A mandatory 14 day self- isolation will be instituted for all arrivals from countries classified as high risk. However, this self-isolation will be discontinued once a negative PCR test result taken on arrival is produced. Arrivals from countries classified as high risk who test positive will be managed in accordance with the prescribed Zambian Covid-19 management guidelines.
*Exit requirements: As of 20 October, all travellers wishing to leave Zambia to travel to a country that requires a negative COVID-19 test will be required to produce a medical certificate stating that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.
This requirement does not apply to travellers to a destination that does not require a negative test but, travellers are advised to check with their airline on their requirements prior to travel.
To obtain a certificate, travellers must take their negative test result to UTH Hospital, the Zambia National Health Public Institute, the District Health Office or the Public Health Office and pay a 200 Kwacha fee. COVID-19 tests must have been taken in Zambia.
Holders of tests taken outside Zambia are not exempt from this requirement, even if the test was taken within the previous 14 days.

Internal Restrictions:
*Travel in Zambia: Face masks are compulsory and must be worn in public spaces.
Regional airports are open, though airlines may be operating limited services.
*Accommodation: There are no restrictions on hotels and safari lodges. You should contact your accommodation provider for further information before travelling.
*Public places and services: The Zambian government have put restrictive measures in place, which were last updated on 16 July:
• The wearing of a mask is mandatory in all public places
• All public transport users must wear a mask and adhere to physical distancing regulations, either when traveling or at public stations
• All markets must ensure adherence to public health guidance
*Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money: understand what your insurance will cover: can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned