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 and restrictions during a March 25 press conference (please see the press statement).

The embassy is aware of only one remaining commercial option to depart Lusaka and return to the United States on Ethiopian Airlines.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  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 are still available.  Booking and local contact information can be found at the following sites:

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/book/booking

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/services/help-and-contact/worldwide-contacts/zambia

If you are unable to book a flight through Ethiopian Airlines directly, please contact the embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit using one of the options shown below.

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