Zambia: Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Zambia, a passport valid for six months beyond the end of your intended stay, with at least two blank pages, is required.
Visas for Zambia are required by nationals referred to in the chart above, except:
1. Nationals of Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Ireland, who do not require a visa, unless travelling on business.
You can obtain single- or multiple-entry visas in advance from the embassy/high commission in your home country.
Alternatively, you can obtain a single- or double-entry visa on arrival at Zambian airports or land borders. You must pay for this in cash in US Dollars.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the nearest Zambian embassy/high commission to check visa requirements.
Day tripper visa: US$20; transit or single-entry visa: US$50 (£35 in the UK); double- or multiple-entry visa: US$80 (£65 in the UK).
Zambian visas are valid for six months from the date of issue for UK and EU passport holders and for three years for US passport holders. A standard single-entry or multiple-entry visa allows you to stay in Zambia for up to 30 days.
A day tripper visa is issued to visitors entering Zambia for less than 24 hours and leaving through the same port. Certain nationals need to apply for this in advance; check with the embassy/high commission.
Transit visas are issued to those who require visas and who are travelling overland through Zambia. They are valid for seven days.
On arrival (for nationals in the chart above) or at your nearest Zambian high commission/embassy in advance.
You should allow three to five working days for your visa to be prepared if you submit your application in person. For postal applications, you should allow additional time for mailing.
Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued at the point of origin and an import permit, obtained in advance by writing to the Director, Veterinary and Tsetse Control Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Mulungushi House, PO Box 50060, Lusaka, Zambia. Dogs also require a rabies vaccination certificate.