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Africa > Zambia: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 338 986

Active cases: 2 292

Recovered: 332 655

Deaths: 4 039

Vaccination count: 3.2 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for some travelers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Commercial flights are operating, and international air and land borders are open.

Fully vaccinated travelers do not require any form of negative COVID test results but are required to provide proof of full vaccination status. Fully vaccinated means complete doses of a vaccine-for example, first and second doses of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Not fully vaccinated international travelers MUST show proof of a COVD-19 PCR test for a sample collected within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin.

Children below the age of 12 years old are exempt from these measures.

Zambia has implemented limited screening upon arrival at the international airport in Lusaka. The screening entails completing COVID-19 risk assessment form and may include using no-touch thermometers (“thermo-scanners”) to check body temperature. Symptomatic individuals will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and may be asked to submit samples for additional COVID-19 testing.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for some travelers.

Quarantine: Depends
Self-isolation required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2023-03-08.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Zambia has implemented multiple public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 within its borders:

Wearing a facemask is required in all public spaces, including on public transport.

Maintaining social distancing of 1 meter (3 feet) is required, and individuals are urged to avoid crowded places.

Individuals must wash their hands frequently with soap and water or sanitize them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Persons are urged to seek medical attention in a timely manner if feeling unwell.

Businesses, governmental institutions, and other establishments may require individuals to adhere to additional COVID-19-related measures to enter their premises or access services. Some establishments and services may be subject to reduced operating schedules.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Allowed
Allowed under covid restrictions

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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