For full visa requirements including nationals who do not require a visa/ visa on arrival/ visa prior to travel, please visit https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/for-visitors/
For visa application, an invitation letter will be provided upon request. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visa on arrival is available for several countries (please see the visa on arrival section under: https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/for-visitors/ ) at a cost of USD 50. Having a letter on hand is preferable and advisable. South African passport holders do not need a visa, and as a general rule, SADC passport holders do not require visas. Visitors from the UK and Germany can easily obtain visas upon arrival.
Since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, there are no strict health regulations in place – travellers to Zambia will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery, or testing against COVID-19. However, individuals are encouraged to perform their own checking and confirmation as health regulations may vary. Please refer to https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/covid-19-news/ for more information.
Please note that Uber is not available in Lusaka, however, there are similar e-hailing services called Yango and Ulendo, which can be downloaded, similar to Uber.
Before traveling to Zambia, it's a good idea to check the plug types of your devices and ensure you have the necessary adapters or converters to charge and use them. Adapters can typically be purchased at electronics stores, travel supply stores, or online retailers before your trip. In Zambia, the standard plug type used is Type C, Type D, and Type G. Here's a breakdown of each plug type:
It's worth noting that the voltage in Zambia is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz. So, if your devices are not compatible with this voltage and frequency, you may also need a voltage converter or transformer to safely use your electronics.
Here are some tips regarding currency and money matters in Zambia:
Remember, currency-related information can change, so it's always a good idea to check with local authorities, banks, or reliable sources for the most up-to-date information before your trip to Zambia.
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