If you are travelling to Zambia, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure. You will be subject to further health screening on arrival and may have to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
COVID-19 PCR testing
All passengers travelling to Zambia must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within the last 14 days. Health authorities may also conduct random nucleic acid testing for COVID‑19 on arriving passengers with a negative result.
All travellers entering the airport will be subjected to temperature and symptoms screening.
The following will be tested for COVID‑19 at the airport:
Travellers who test positive will be managed according to the national case management guidelines, while those without a fever but present other symptoms will be assessed to determine the need for testing.
Effective 20 October 2020 and as per the directive from the Ministry of Health in Zambia, all international travellers must obtain a in order to travel internationally, originating from Zambia only. To obtain the Travel certificate customers must present their passport along with their COVID-19 test results at one of the below mentioned offices:
Passengers must fill out a travellers health questionnaire on board and present the completed form to health staff at the airport for review.
All Zambian nationals and returning residents who do not have symptoms will observe a mandatory 14‑day home quarantine. Homes will be inspected beforehand to ensure that the facilities/environment are suitable for home quarantine. Otherwise, they will be quarantined at designated facilities. They must monitor themselves daily for developing COVID‑19 symptoms and report any such signs to the nearest health authority.
Business travellers arriving in Zambia must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result to enter the country. They are free to conduct their business as planned while adhering to recommended COVID‑19 prevention measures such as maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask and personal hygiene. They shall monitor themselves daily for 14 days for developing COVID‑19 symptoms and report any such signs to the nearest health authority.
Tourists will not be allowed entry into Zambia without a negative COVID‑19 test certificate.