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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Last updated: 27 February 2013
There are no travel restrictions in place for Zambia.
• You should avoid any political rallies, demonstrations or large gatherings. There were by-elections in Livingstone and Mpongwe on 28 February.
• 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 landmines near the borders with Angola, Mozambique and DRC borders.
• 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.
• Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.