Before arriving:
  • All travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival.  The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample collected within 72 hours of boarding your flight to Zambia.
  • All Travellers must complete a Traveller Health Questionnaire before arriving or on arrival.
On arrival:
  • Presentation of Covid-19 PCR negative certificate and the Travel Health Questionnaire.
  • Temperature & health screening.
PCR Testing:
  • PCR Testing can be done in Lusaka with a turnaround of about 48 hours.
  • Some camps and lodges in South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi allow for a nurse to be flown in for testing right at your camp. Results will be emailed for presentation at the airport.  Costs range from USD 350 – USD 400 per person. This usually needs to be pre-arranged and you should contact your tour operator or lodge in advance.
  • Testing can also be done at Mfuwe by a local doctor at the cost of USD 250 per person.  Results are available within 48 hours.
  • Testing can also be done at the Livingstone Teaching Hospital at an approximate cost of USD 250 per person.  Results are available within 48 hours.
For departure:
  • There is no specific requirement for exit of Zambia, however it is likely your home country or next travel country will require a test.  In addition, many airlines also require testing and you should consult their websites for the requirements.
Vaccinated passengers:
  • There is currently no exemption to the rules for fully vaccinated passengers.