Entry Requirements to Zambia

Entry Requirements to Zambia2019-01-18T12:17:57+00:00

Capital – LUSAKA

Population – Approximately 16.5 Million

Language – English, and Bemba

All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival and have at least two blank pages upon each entry. Travelers transiting South Africa must have at least two blank visa pages upon each entry as well.

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Zambia http://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=117  though we advise that you visit Zambia Immigration for up to date Visa information. As of December 2016, the KAZA joint visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe is available at all major ports of entry into Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more information about the KAZA visa, click here. This visa can be obtained on arrival and is valid for both countries for visits up to 30 days while remaining within Zambia and Zimbabwe (including day trips to Chobe National Park in Botswana at Kazungula)

The Zambia Immigration website contains visa guidelines for different types of visitors. Each visitor to Zambia must declare the main purpose of their visit. This will determine what sort of visa one needs, and where to obtain this visa. If one is not a citizen of a country that is exempted from having to apply for a visa, then a single-entry visa, valid for up to 90 days must obtain a visa either at the port, online application through e-visa online https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#   point of entry or at a Zambian Mission abroad.

One can apply for his visa online https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#    Processing time for e-visas should take between 3 and 5 working days.

If your passport is lost or stolen, visit the Zambian Department of Immigration to obtain a replacement entry permit at no cost before attempting to depart the country.


Yellow fever certificate is mandatory if entering from a yellow fever endemic country. Malaria is virulent in the low lying areas of the country which include most of the good wildlife destinations.

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