July 16, 2021: Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Zambia
Face masks are compulsory and must be worn in public spaces.
Regional airports are open, though airlines may be operating limited services.
There are no restrictions on hotels and safari lodges. You should contact your accommodation provider for further information before travelling.
The Zambian government have put restrictive measures in place, which were last updated on 16 July:
For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.
View Health for further details on healthcare in Zambia.
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.
Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. As further information is available about the national vaccination programme, this page will be updated. Sign up to get email notifications.
The Zambian national vaccination programme started in April 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca vaccine. British nationals resident in Zambia are eligible for vaccination.
After being paused in order to focus on second dose administration, the Zambia national vaccination programme resumed first dose vaccines on 9th July.
A list of vaccination sites is available on the Zambian Ministry of Health website.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad page.
If you’re a British national living in Zambia, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
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