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Revised – April 2013

Important Note:

This document is not an official Zambian Department of Immigration circular and for more detailed information on travel to Zambia please refer to the website: www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm .

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this document, Wild Horizons, its Directors, Employees or Agents will not be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies which may inadvertently occur, or for changes made subsequent to the release of this document.

Tourists to Zambia

Please find below the relevant regulations governing visa issues and associated costs.

Countries That Do Not Require Visas to Enter Zambia

Nationals of all Commonwealth countries (See Appendix Two) do not require visas to enter Zambia EXCEPT for the following countries that need visas on a reciprocal basis:

  1. AUSTRALIA
  2.  BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM
  3. CANADA
  4. GAMBIA
  5. GHANA
  6. INDIA
  7. NEW ZEALAND
  8. PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The following countries have signed visa abolition agreements with Zambia:

  1. IRELAND
  2. ROMANIA
  3. SERBIA-MONTENEGRO
  4. MOZAMBIQUE

Business Visitors

Nationals of countries which require visas for business purposes can be issued with entry visas at port of entry EXCEPT those from countries as listed in Appendix One. A business visitor should produce a letter of invitation from the institution which invited him/her. A business visitor is entitled to thirty (30) days visit in a twelve (12) month period.

Transit Visitors

Cost of Transit visa is the same as the single entry visa.  Transit visas are only valid for 7 days.

Day Trippers

The Day-trip visa has been re-instated and is available at Port of Entry for a fee of USD20.00 per person (EXCEPT those from countries as listed in Appendix One). Please note that day trip visas are not available to persons in transit as they will only be issued to persons entering and exiting through the same Port of Entry on the same day

Re-Entry Visas

The re-entry visa system has been abolished at the end of January 2008. Persons wishing to leave Zambia and then return on the same or at a later date will now be required to purchase a NEW visa at port of entry, assuming all other previously issued visas have been utilized.

Visa Fees

Passport Nationality

Required # of Entries

Validity*

USD $

All Nationalities**

Single entry

Double entry

Multiple entry***

Day Tipper Visa

3 months

3 months

3 months

1 day

50.00

80.00

80.00

20.00

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

*The validities listed are the maximum permitted. The actual validity of any visa issued will depend on the number of days requested by the applicant on the immigration declaration form completed at port of entry

** Multiple entry visas are only obtainable through Immigration HQ in Lusaka or Zambian missions abroad prior to travel.

*** The above excludes persons from countries as listed in Appendix One and Two.

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM NATIONALITIES OF ALL CLIENTS

AS SOON AS THE BOOKING IS CONFIRMED!

 

APPENDIX ONE

REFERRED VISAS

Nationals of the below listed countries will require visas authorised by the Chief Immigration Officer or stipulated missions abroad. Visas will NOT be issued at ports of entry.

Zambian Missions Abroad

  • London (U.K.)
  • Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Lumbumbashi (DRC)
  • New Delhi (India)
  • Beijing  (China)
  • Lilongwe (Malawi)
  1. AFGHANISTAN
  2. ALGERIA
  3. ARMENIA
  4. AZERBAIJAN
  5. BAHRAIN
  6. BANGLADESH
  7. BENIN
  8. BURKINA FASO
  9. CAMEROON
  10. CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC
  11. CHAD
  12. CHINA
  13. ETHIOPIA
  14. EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  15. GABON
  16. GAMBIA
  17. GUINEA BISSAU
  18. GUINEA CONAKRY
  19. INDIA
  20. INDONESIA
  21. IRAN
  22. IRAQ
  23. IVORY COAST
  24. JORDAN
  25. KOREA NORTH
  26. KUWAIT
  27. KYRGYZSTAN
  28. LEBANON
  29. LIBERIA
  30. LIBYA
  31. MALI
  32. MAURITANIA
  33. MOROCCO
  34. NEPAL
  35. NIGER
  36. NIGERIA
  37. OMAN
  38. PAKISTAN
  39. PALESTINE
  40. PAPA NEW GUINEA
  41. QATAR
  42. SAUDI ARABIA
  43. SENEGAL
  44. SIERRA LEONE
  45. SRI-LANKA
  46. SOMALIA
  47. SOUTH SUDAN
  48. SUDAN
  49. SYRIA
  50. TAIWAN
  51. TAJIKISTAN
  52. TOGO
  53. TUNISIA
  54. TURKMENISTAN
  55. UZBEKISTAN
  56. YEMEN


APPENDIX TWO

COMMONWEALTH AND ABOLISHED –  VISAS NOT REQUIRED

  1. ANGUILLA
  2. ANTIGUA AND BERMUDA
  3. AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
  4. BAHAMAS
  5. BARBADOS
  6. BELIZE
  7. BERMUDA
  8. BOTSWANA
  9. BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
  10. BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
  11. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
  12. CAYMAN ISLANDS
  13. CHANNEL ISLANDS
  14. CYPRUS
  15. DOMINICA
  16. FALKLAND ISLANDS
  17. FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES
  18. FIJI ISLANDS
  19. GILBRALTAR
  20. GRENADA
  21. HONG KONG
  22. IRELAND
  23. ISLE OF MAN
  24. JAMAICA
  25. KENYA
  26. KIRIBATI
  27. LESOTHO
  28. MALAWI
  29. MALAYSIA
  30. MALDIVES
  31. MALTA
  32. MAURITIUS
  33. MONTSERRAT
  34. MOZAMBIQUE
  35. NAMIBIA
  36. NAURU
  37. NIUE
  38. NORFOLK ISLAND
  39. PITCAIRN ISLANDS
  40. ROMANIA
  41. ROSS DEPENDENCY
  42. ST. HELENA
  43. ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
  44. ST. LUCIA
  45. ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES
  46. SAMOA
  47. SERBIA-MONTENEGRO
  48. SEYCHELLES
  49. SINGAPORE
  50. SOLOMON ISLANDS
  51. SOUTH AFRICA
  52. SWAZILAND
  53. TANZANIA
  54. TOKELAU
  55. TONGA
  56. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  57. TUVALU
  58. TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND
  59. UGANDA
  60. VANUATU
  61. WESTERN SAMOA
  62. ZIMBABWE

APPENDIX THREE

COUNTRIES THAT CAN OBTAIN VISAS AT ANY ZAMBIAN MISSIONS ABROAD OR PORT OF ENTRY.

  1. ALBANIA
  2. ANDORRA
  3. ANGOLA
  4. ARGENTINA
  5. AUSTRALIA
  6. AUSTRIA
  7. BELARUS
  8. BELGIUM
  9. BHUTAN
  10. BOLIVIA
  11. BRAZIL
  12. BRITAIN
  13. BRUNEI
  14. BULGARIA
  15. BURMA (MYANMAR)
  16. BURUNDI
  17. CAMBODIA
  18. CANADA
  19. CHILE
  20. COLOMBIA
  21. CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
  22. COOK ISLAND
  23. COSTARICA
  24. CROATIA
  25. CUBA
  26. CZECH REPUBLIC
  27. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
  28. DENMARK
  29. DJIBOUTI
  30. ECUADOR
  31. EGYPT
  32. ERITREA
  33. ESTONIA
  34. FINLAND
  35. FRANCE
  36. GERMAN
  37. GHANA
  38. GEORGIA
  39. GREECE
  40. GUATEMALA
  41. GUYANA
  42. HAITI
  43. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  44. HONDURAS
  45. HUNGARY
  46. ICELAND
  47. ISRAEL
  48. ITALY
  49. JAPAN
  50. KAZAKHSTAN
  51. LAOS
  52. LATVIA
  53. LIECHTENSTEIN
  54. LITHUANIA
  55. LUXEMBOURG
  56. MADAGASCAR
  57. MACEDONIA
  58. MEXICO
  59. MOLDOVA
  60. MONACO
  61. MONGOLIA
  62. NETHERLANDS
  63. NEW CALEDONIA
  64. NEW ZEALAND
  65. NICARAGUA
  66. NORWAY
  67. PANAMA
  68. PARAGUAY
  69. PERU
  70. PHILIPPINES
  71. POLAND
  72. PORTUGAL
  73. PUERTO RICO
  74. RUSSIA
  75. RWANDA
  76. SAOTOME AND PRINCE
  77. SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC
  78. SLOVENIA REPUBLIC
  79. SOUTH KOREA
  80. SPAIN
  81. SWEDEN
  82. SWITZERLAND
  83. THAILAND
  84. TURKEY
  85. UKRAINE
  86. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  87. UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
  88. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  89. URUGUAY
  90. WESTERN SAHARA
  91. VENEZUELA
  92. VIETNAM