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Zambia Travel Restrictions

17.13% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Zambia with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Zambia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Zambia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Zambia entry details and exceptions

Traveling to Zambia is allowed. Temperature and symptom screening will be conducted at all airports upon entry.


Outgoing travel to ZambiaTraveling from the United States to Zambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Zambia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Children below the age of twelve (12), are not required to present a pre-departure test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Zambia.

Details and exceptions
Unvaccinated travelers who will undergo testing on arrival will be quarantined if their COVID-19 test result is positive.
Documents
Mandatory for all arriving passengers in Zambia.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Zambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Zambia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Zambia are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Zambia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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