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01.07.2021 - Article

In addition to Zambian nationals and persons with permanent residence permits, business travelers, visitors and tourists are also allowed to enter Zambia. All travelers must provide a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours upon arrival.

The following new guidelines for all travelers coming to Zambia will be effective from 9th of June 2021:


1. Entry

In addition to Zambian nationals and persons with permanent residence permits, business travelers, visitors and tourists are also allowed to enter Zambia. All travelers must provide a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours upon arrival. This does not apply to children under 5 years of age. Travelers with symptoms of COVID-19 and a body temperature of 38 ° C or higher will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must undergo quarantine at a government facility. Accommodation and meals costs are borne by the traveler.Travelers to Zambia are required to upload a copy of their PCR test to the Global Haven System for authentication prior to entry.
Travelers from the “high-risk countries” defined by the Zambian authorities will be tested again upon arrival and must undergo into a 14-day quarantine after entry. The quarantine ends if the test result is negative. Germany is currently not classified as a high risk area. Since the Zambian entry regulations can change at any time, travelers are advised to check with the Zambian authorities about the latest regulations shortly before entering the country. https://www.znphi.co.zm


2. List of “high risk” countries

- Travellers from the following countries will be re-swabbed for SARS CoV2 on arrival at Zambian PoEs and will undergo 14-day quarantine:

1. Argentina

2. Columbia

3. Chile

4. Brazil

5. Netherlands

6. Belgium

7. India

8. Peru

9. Iran

10. Turkey

11. Iraq

12. Spain

13. Tunisia





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