Zambia Practical Information

Passport
Travellers must have a passport valid 6 months after the scheduled return date, a return ticket.

Visa compulsory for certain nationals, especially Europeans.
The safest way is to have your visa issued on arrival at the airport or at the border post. It is payable in cash and US dollars (USD 50 per person for one entry).

For more information on obtaining visas and the documents to provide, please contact the zambian representation closest to your place of residence.

Health
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A, yellow fever.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.
Jet lag
Zambia Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Zambia is in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT).

Currency
Zambia uses the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)
1 Euro (€) = 23,38 ZMW
1 Dollar (USD) = 19,76 ZMW

Electricity
230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More Info here.

Languages
English remains the official language but there are seven official vernacular languages: Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga, Luvale, Lunda, and Kaonde, the latter three being languages of North-Western Province.

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