What you need to know before travelling from South Africa to Zambia

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 19 April 2021

Zambia is open to foreign travellers and issuing visitor visas upon their arrival. Zambia Travel states that South African travellers can travel to Zambia without a visa.What you need to know before travelling to Zambia from South Africa

Limited domestic flights are operating twice a week between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Mfuwe International Airport. The other flight is operating between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Harry Mwanga International Airport in Livingstone.

Upon arrival visitors will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result certificate conducted 72 hours before their departure to Zambia. Adhering to the COVID-19 regulations while in the country is vital, so they need to make sure they stick to the social distancing regulation and continue to wear a face mask every time they are in a public space.

Everyone arriving in Zambia with a body temperature above or equal to 38.0 C will be tested for COVID-19, as will anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms.

Visitors are required to monitor themselves for 14 days post-arrival for any symptoms of the virus and if they suspect anything they are to report to the nearest health facility.

All international travellers are screened upon arrival and will be quarantined for 14 days if they show any signs of the virus.

When leaving Zambia, Zambians can obtain a Travel Certificate from the Ministry of Health, while visitors need to present their passport and COVID-19 test results to one of the offices listed below in order to get a Travel Certificate:

  • University Teaching Hospital
  • District Health Office
  • Public Health Office
  • Zambia National Public Health Institute
  • Adult Infectious Disease Center

Airlines flying into Zambia are Ethiopian Airlines. RwandAir, Kenya Airways and Proflight Zambia is operating domestically.

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