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ZAMBIA visa service & travel information

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ZAMBIA visas take 3 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3 months from the date of issue . We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.

Tourist Visa
1 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Copy of flight confirmation

Business Visa
1 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Invitation letters from organisations in both Zambia & the U.K


Visa type Visa fee Service charge Total to pay
tourist/business single entry Zambia visa £35.00 £40.00 £75.00
tourist/business multiple entry Zambia visa £60.00 £40.00 £100.00

Although this visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue you will only be authorised to stay for a maximum of 30 days.


Citizens of following countries and territories do not need a visa to enter Zambia for up to 90 days as tourists or 30 days for business: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Romania, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zimbabwe. Holders of the following British passports: British Overseas Territories Citizens, British Citizens: Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. Holders of the following New Zealand passports: Cook Islands nationals, Niue residents and Tokelau residents Holders of the following Australian passports: Norfolk Island residents. Citizens of following countries and territories may obtain a visa for Zambia on arrival for up to 90 days as tourists or 30 days for business: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, R Congo, DR Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Saint Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Western Sahara, Venezuela & Vietnam


Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to another country by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours providing holding confirmed onward tickets and documents for their onward journey & not leaving the airport. Currently not available to nationals of: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea (Rep of), India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Turkey & the UAE.
A visa is required for an overnight stop


There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.


In lowland areas there is no real cool season but with a hotter period between Oct-Feb which is also the rainy season. In the upland areas temperatures are lower. In the higher regions frost is not uncommon especially during the dry period between Apr-Aug. Rainfall mainly occurs during Oct-Mar and is at its height between Dec-Feb.


Location of Zambia:
Southern Africa
Local Time in Zambia: GMT+2
Capital City of Zambia: Lusaka
Population of Zambia: 12 million
Language(s) spoken in Zambia: English, many local languages
Dialling Code for Zambia: 260
Emergency numbers in Zambia: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 999
Driving in Zambia: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Zambia: 220/240V AC 50Hz
Currency of Zambia: Kwacha (ZMK 1 = 100 Ngwee)
Notes: ZMK: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000
Coins: ZMK: 1. Ngwee: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques:
Major credit card are widely accepted. All foreign currency must be exchanged through authorised banks and bureau de change
Opening Hours in Zambia
0815-1430 Mon-Fri
Office: 0800-1300 & 1400-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri, 0800-1300 Sat
Hints in Zambia: Business is conducted in English. In business an informal attitude prevails
Tipping in Zambia: A service charge is added to bills
Import Allowances in Zambia:
Alcohol & tobacco for persons of 18 years of age or older:
400 cigarettes or 500gr of pipe tobacco or 500gr of cigars
1.5 lit of spirits, 2.5 lit of wine, 2.5 lit of beer
Other goods to the value of USD 150
Airports in Zambia: Lusaka International (LUN)

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