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Zambia Visas

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Zambia.

African countries are in a continual state of political flux and visa requirements can change overnight. It is essential that you check visa requirements with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for every country you will be visiting in Africa for the most up-to-date visa information before you travel.

Vaccination Certificates: Some African countries still require you to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure. In addition to this, anyone travelling from a Yellow Fever infected country may also be required to show a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate upon arrival to be granted entry. Entry and exit requirements may be announced and altered at short notice so it is essential you check these requirements before you travel.

Visa Requirements

South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit Zambia for up to 30 days, providing they have at least 6 months left on their passport and at least two blank pages.

Most nationalities, including UK, Ireland, USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders, require a visa to enter Zambia which can be obtained upon arrival in Livingstone or Lusaka, airport, as well as border posts, or in advance from an embassy. At present the cost of a single entry visa is USD $30 for Australian, New Zealand and US passport holders, USD $55 for Irish passport holders and USD $75 for Canadian passport holders. From 1 November 2022, the Zambian authorities removed all visa fees for British passport holders. It is generally cheaper and easier to obtain visas on arrival in Zambia.

Zambia and Zimbabwe have re-introduced the popular, and much-awaited KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi) “Uni-Visa”, which allows visitors to stay in either (or both) countries for up to 30 days for a single payment of US$50.

The UniVisa is available at Harare, Victoria Falls, Lusaka and Livingstone International airports, the Victoria Falls land border (Zimbabwe/Zambia) and the Kazungula land border (Zimbabwe/Zambia/Botswana).

For travellers holding passports for other nationalities, please refer to Project Visa for more information.

Prices quoted are correct at time of writing but are subject to change so please check with your local embassy prior to travel

See Also

Our handy Travel Resources are an excellent source of information for planning your visit to Zambia so have a look at the below:

Zambia tours - Our tour offering in Zambia
Best Places to Visit - Zambia's best national parks and cities to visit
Best Time to Visit - Zambia's climate and seasons
About Overland Safaris - what to expect on an overland expedition in Africa
Top Travel Tips - Useful information about Zambia
About Lodge Safaris - all you need to know about lodge accommodated safaris
Safari Wildlife Guide - where to find Africa's most iconic wildlife
Spotting Africa's Big 5 - our guide to the Big 5 and the best places to find them
The Best National Parks in Africa - our blog about the continent's best national parks