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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [03/22/2023]


The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No.
    • o For additional information on COVID-19 related guidelines and measures at Zambian airports, please go here.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • There is no mandatory quarantine for nationals of any specific country, or those with physical presence in any predetermined region or country.

COVID-19 Testing

    • Many private hospitals and government facilities perform COVID-19 tests.  Three sites are provided below.  It is recommended that you call the institution to confirm availability.
      • CIDRZ Central Laboratory – Located off Alick Nkhata Road in Kalingalinga, Lusaka. Available for walk-in service.  They offer three services: 1) For K1,950, results are provided within 24 hours and include travel certificate; 2) For K1,200, normal testing within 24hours with no travel certificate; and 3) For 135USD home testing with results delivered back to premises.  The clinic is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday.  Contact +260 975 138 102 for additional information.
      • Nature By Nature – Cnr Freedom Way/Kalambo Road, Lusaka. Mobile service available. K1600 walk-in, K1700 Hotel/Home.  Open Mon-Fri 0800-1900, Sat-Sun 0800-1700.  +260 950 477 426. www.naturebynature.co.zm 
      • Medland Hospital – Located at Plot 9, Mukonteka Close, Rhodes Park, Lusaka. Telephone: 3111; +260 761 101600.  Tests are available by walk in and cost K1,000.00 (U.S. dollars not accepted). Results are provided within 14-24 hours on average for travelers who requires travel certificate validation, a QR code on your PCR results valid internationally, for testing only results will appear within 8 hours. Working hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday. (Officially a certified trusted travel lab for COVID-19 PCR tests).  Working hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday to Saturday.
      • Victoria Hospital – Located at 5498 Lunsemfwa Road, Kalundu, Lusaka.  Telephone: +260 962 727 2904.  Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  24-hour results/Travel certificate: K2,500; 24-hour result ONLY/no certificate: K1,600.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Zambia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • According to Zambian authorities, U.S. citizens are eligible to receive vaccines under the same criteria as Zambian nationals and residents.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.

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