COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/22/20]  Country-Specific Information: Available data indicate community transmission of COVID-19 continues to occur throughout Zambia.  We strongly recommend reconsidering travel to Zambia at this time. On September 11, Zambian President Edgar Lungu authorized the reopening of schools and the reopening of bars, taverns, and nightclubs on the weekend. The full remarks of the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

(July 18, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  National Assembly of Zambia, Lusaka Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place today, June 22, 2020 at the National Assembly of Zambia along Great East Road between Manda Hill and the University of Zambia, Katima Mulilo Road, and Levy Junction.  Although most protests in Zambia are peaceful, these gatherings can attract large groups of supporters and at …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia that were updated following the President’s fifth national address.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (June 11, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia that were recently updated following the President’s fifth national address.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (June 4, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia that were recently updated following the President’s fifth national address.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (May 28, 2020)   Location:  Zambia   Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia.  Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates.   This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (May 20, 2020) Location:  Zambia  Event:  Please be aware of the following COVID-19 information and mitigation measures implemented by the Government of Zambia. Continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP. We …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (May 13, 2020)  Location:  Zambia Event:  Please be advised that the Government of Zambia has temporarily closed the Nakonde border with Tanzania until further notice.  Please avoid the Nakonde area during this closure and continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. This information will continue to be …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event: The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice. Travelers arriving with a visitor visa, or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open. Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  The Government of Zambia has suspended all tourist visas until further notice.  Travelers arriving with a visitor visa, or applying for a visitor visa on arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open.  Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (April 22, 2020) Location:  Zambia  Event:  Please take note that the Government of Zambia is strictly enforcing mandatory 14-day quarantine, testing, and daily monitoring at government-designated locations for persons entering Zambia from any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases.  These facilities can be rudimentary and have limited amenities and services.  This includes those …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (April 16, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Per the Minister of Health’s statement today, President Lungu issued a directive making the wearing of masks in public mandatory as part of increased COVID-19 prevention measures in Zambia. Please take note that the Government of Zambia is strictly enforcing mandatory 14-day quarantine, testing, and daily …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (April 15, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Following today’s lockdown in Kafue town, it is anticipated that further testing measures will continue in Kafue by Ministry of Health officials tomorrow, April 16.  Please avoid the Kafue area during these exercises and continue to monitor local media for current restrictions and updates. Please …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Today, the Zambian Minister of Health announced plans to conduct additional testing and a “lockdown” of Kafue town on Wednesday, April 15.  Residents are mandated to remain in their homes to facilitate medical professionals’ efforts to conduct testing, and only transportation officers are permitted to travel in the area.  Please avoid the Kafue …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia (April 9, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  Please note, effective immediately the embassy is temporarily ceasing routine passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) services.  Because of public health measures in the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please note, effective immediately the embassy is temporarily ceasing routine passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) services.  Because of public health measures in the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations to emergency services only, limiting our ability to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please note, effective immediately the embassy is temporarily ceasing routine passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) services.  Because of public health measures in the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations to emergency services only, limiting our ability to provide …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please take note that the Government of Zambia instituted mandatory 14-day self-quarantine and monitoring for persons entering Zambia from any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases.  This includes those entering Zambia at land borders en route to Lusaka to board Ethiopian Airlines flights.  Those who have entered Zambia via a land border and have not …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please take note that the Government of Zambia instituted mandatory 14-day self-quarantine and monitoring for persons entering Zambia from any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases.  This includes those entering Zambia at land borders en route to Lusaka to board Ethiopian Airlines flights.  Those who have entered Zambia via a land border and have not …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please take note that the Government of Zambia instituted mandatory 14-day self-quarantine and monitoring for persons entering Zambia from any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases.  This includes those entering Zambia at land borders en route to Lusaka to board Ethiopian Airlines flights.  Those who have entered Zambia via a land border and have not …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please take note that the Government of Zambia instituted mandatory 14-day self-quarantine and monitoring for persons entering Zambia from any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases.  This includes those entering Zambia at land borders en route to Lusaka to board Ethiopian Airlines flights.  Those who have entered Zambia and have not satisfied the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Please note, this information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from previous emails. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with Ethiopian Airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

March 30, 2020 Location:  Zambia Event:  As of March 30, Mahogany Air has ceased operations in Zambia until April 30. As such, there are currently no domestic flight commercial carriers operating in Zambia. Ethiopian Airlines remains the only commercial carrier flying international routes in and out of Zambia, but due to decreased demand the Embassy …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  On March 27, Proflight announced the airline will cease international flights effective immediately.  Domestic flights will not operate between April 1 and April 30.  The full text of the Proflight statement can be viewed on their website. The Government of Zambia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

March 27, 2020 Location:  Zambia Event:  The Government of Zambia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions or disruptions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The embassy is aware of only one remaining commercial option to depart …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  The Government of Zambia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions or disruptions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The embassy is aware of only one remaining commercial option to depart Lusaka and return to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  On March 25, the Government of Zambia announced that effective midnight, March 26 international airports in Ndola, Livingstone, and Mfuwe will suspend international flights until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the capital Lusaka will remain open until further notice.  President Lungu announced additional measures …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Location:  Zambia Event:  Many travelers seeking to depart Zambia to return to the United States have reported unexpected flight cancellations and increasingly limited flight availability.  As of March 23, the only remaining commercial option the embassy is aware of to depart Zambia and return to the United States is Ethiopian Airlines.  If your travel has …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia (March 18, 2020) Location:  Zambia Event:  On March 18, 2020, the Zambian Minister of Health confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Zambia. Travelers should be prepared that options for travel are becoming more limited.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

March 6, 2020 Location:  Northwestern Province and Chingola Event:  The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office has confirmed a decrease in reported occurrences of civil unrest related to suspected gassings and ritualistic killings. Additionally, vigilante violence and rioting have subsided significantly in most of the provinces in Zambia. In response to the improving security conditions, the U.S. Embassy has …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Location: Zambia Event: Road safety is particularly important this time of year when heavy rains can cause flooding and damage roads and bridges.  Road and bridge repairs may, in some cases, be temporary and could pose safety hazards to travelers.  This notice serves as a reminder to all U.S. Citizens about the importance of exercising …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/22/20] Country-Specific Information: Available data indicate community transmission of COVID-19 continues to occur throughout Zambia.  We strongly recommend reconsidering travel to Zambia at this time. On September 11, Zambian President Edgar Lungu authorized the reopening of schools and the reopening of bars, taverns, and nightclubs on the weekend. The full remarks of the …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Location:  Multiple provinces throughout Zambia. Event:  Rumors of ritualistic killings and residential gassings have led to incidents of civil unrest and vigilante justice in multiple provinces throughout the country.  Reports of rioting and civil disturbances are increasing in some provinces, to include Lusaka. Citizen groups are targeting individuals suspected of being involved in the rituals, gassings, or any …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia (February 8, 2020)

Location:  Northwestern Province. Event:  Rumors of ritualistic killings have led to incidents of civil unrest in several districts of Northwestern Province.  The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office has received reports of groups exhibiting aggressive and mob-like behavior, to include some reports of group members armed with weapons surrounding and searching vehicles, as well as people targeting persons …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lusaka

Location: Zambia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Consular Open House – U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

U.S. Embassy Lusaka October 3, 2019, 5-7 p.m. To all U.S. citizens in Zambia – Come meet members of the Embassy’s consular team and learn about consular services, crisis preparedness, and more! Support our Marines who will sell hamburgers and hotdogs. Bring your kids to enjoy the bouncy castle.

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Location:  Areas include, but are not limited to, Kabulonga, Woodlands, Crossroads, Manda Hill, Long Acres, Lusaka Event:  Demonstrations are ongoing in several areas of Lusaka in response to recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.  Thousands of youth are protesting and the Embassy has received reports of looting, …

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Consular Open House – U.S. Embassy Lusaka

To all U.S. citizens in Zambia – Come meet members of the Embassy’s consular team and learn about consular services, crisis preparedness, and more!  Support our Marines who will sell hamburgers and hotdogs.  Bring your kids to enjoy the bouncy castle. RSVP: LusakaConsularRSVP@state.gov

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

July 20, 2019 Location:  Parliament Road, Lusaka Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The group intends to protest the Zambian government, focusing on issues of corruption, increases of public debt, and the abuse of public resources. Although most protests in Zambia are peaceful, these gatherings can …

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Notice:  Temporary Closure of the U.S. Embassy During National Day of Mourning for President Bush

In observance of the national day of mourning to remember President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  The Embassy will reopen for business on Thursday, December 6, 2018. For consular services, please visit the embassy’s website https://zm.usembassy.gov/ .  Regular consular services will resume Thursday, December 6, 2018 …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia (July 16, 2018)

Location: Lusaka, with possible demonstrations countrywide Event: Political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Zambia, particularly in the lead up to the Lusaka mayoral election on July 26, 2018, and in the days immediately following the contest. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can …

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