PUBLIC NOTICE COVID-19
Travelling to Zambia:
From 4 am on Monday 11 October, Zambia will no longer be on the red list for entering England.
Check what you must do to travel out of the UK and your return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. (Full details available on the gov.uk website)
All travellers entering Zambia must provide a Negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test result. The test should have been conducted within the previous 3 days of travel.
Travellers not meeting this requirement will not be allowed into the country. For further information please see Revised Guidelines on COVID-19.
If you are travelling to Zambia, you can receive updates from the Ministry of health.
Text +260 96 2436778 and ask for covid-19 related updates.
WHERE TO QUARANTINE IN ZAMBIA
The following are the current facilities where travellers can lodge for quarantine purpose:
LIST OF DESIGNATED QUARANTINE FACILITIES IN LUSAKA DISTRICT
CONTACT NUMBER (Dial +260 for Zambia)
974923071, 0955 628802
Radisson Blu Hotel
Maamba Collieries Guest House
Fleur de lys
Kindly note that the list of facilities will be updated as and when more facilities are identified. The District Health Directors will work closely with the designated quarantine facilities to ensure strict compliance to COVID-19 Public Health measures.
We are all being encouraged to observe Public Health measures put in place to avoid the further spread of COVID-19.
GETTING A COVID TEST WHILE IN ZAMBIA
Check with your carrier for COVID-19 travel requirements as they may require you to follow different guidelines to those stipulated by the Zambian Government.
If you need to get a COVID test while in Zambia the following hospitals are conducting COVID-19 PCR tests in Zambia.
NEW RULES AND GUIDELINES FROM 12 APRIL 2021
From April 12 2021 The UK government updated the rules relating to Covid-19. To learn more about the rules on what you can and cannot do visit the UK government website here: What you can and cannot do.
For the full UK roadmap please review the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ (the roadmap out of lockdown).
At the Mission, we update our operational hours to align with the UK Governments guidelines.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM ZAMBIA DURING THE PANDEMIC
Travel advice from the FCO requires that temperature checks are carried out on arrival.
All visitors must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 14 days before their arrival in Zambia.
All returning residents need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival and may be asked for proof of having tested negatively for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.
Up-to-date information is available on the FCO website.
ZAMBIA HIGH COMMISSION LONDON: UPDATE ON OPENING TIMES
During this period, Zambia High Commission will operate the following opening times.
- The new working hours are from 10 am - 3 pm.
- Immigration Department open to the public Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am - 1 pm by appointment only.