Zambia Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 21 December 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit

A Presidential election is due on 20 January. You should be extra vigilant and avoid public demonstrations.

Anyone caught violating Zambian immigration rules risks arrest, imprisonment and deportation. A number of British nationals have been arrested and charged with immigration offences.

Take care if you travel in the rural parts of North Western, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) particularly after dark.

There is a risk of explosive remnants of war in remote areas near the borders with Angola, Mozambique and DRC.

Don’t drive after dark outside the main towns.

Around 60,000 British tourists visit Zambia every year.

There is a low threat from terrorism.