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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tourists still banned from Zambia despite opening up to foreign travels

General News Tourists still banned from Zambia despite opening up to foreign travels

The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice despite allowing travel for foreign nationals.

This is according to a travel advisory from the US Embassy in Zambia.

It said 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.

All travelers coming into Zambia will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) PCR test result.

The test should have been conducted within the previous 14 days prior of arrival to Zambia.

Travelers who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed into Zambia.

A passport and visa are required to enter Zambia.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival and have at least 3 blank pages upon each entry.

Travelers transiting other countries on the way to Zambia, particularly South Africa, should refer to their Country Information pages for additional blank page requirements.


  1. I thought the Health Minister mentioned that the COVID-19 numbers have reached the lowest point.

    What’s the way forward?

    Can’t they be clear?

  2. This is simply not true and tourist are welcome and are arriving daily. Stop spreading this misinformation, the tourism is been hard hit by the COVID crisis.

    Please check the information on the ministries tourism website:


  3. Chimbwi no plan, this govt. Other countries are clear not to allow people from countries seriously affect by covid. Clear list of countries. Even South Africa is clear & has only opened for African countries, knowing infections were less. Not pf, no clarity. People will addressed when they arrive

  4. Let us respect the rules. It is only to save our lives. I have friends from Europe and other parts of world who I have not seen in years but I understand that saving lives is more important so I will wait until it is safe before inviting them.

  5. How can you open air travel at the
    Same time you cancel visas?
    On the other hand You say get
    Corvid test before entry but no
    Visas?Anything and everything
    Possible in zambia.

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