Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia (March 18, 2020)
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 their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Many travelers in Zambia seeking to travel to the United States have reported unexpected flight cancellations and rapidly diminishing flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.
Effective March 18, U.S. Embassy Lusaka has suspended routine visa services, but is still providing routine American Citizen Services until further notice. For American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information or view the recent CDC Zambia Facebook discussion on COVID-19.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Zambia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
U.S. Embassy Lusaka
Subdivision694/Stand 100 Kabulonga District
Ibex Hill Road
State Department – Consular Affairs +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444