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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/22/21] ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding ...
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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Exercise increased caution in Zambia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Zambia due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before ...
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United States Provides Additional $6.7 Million for COVID Assistance in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided an additional ZMK 112 million ($6.7 million) in COVID-19 assistance for Zambia. USAID will continue to work in partnership with the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health partners ...
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U.S. Presidential Delegation Attends President Hichilema’s Inauguration

The United States Presidential Delegation, which attended the Inauguration of His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema on behalf of President Biden, departed Zambia yesterday after a two-day visit. Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency, led the delegation, which also included Chargé d’Affaires David J. Young of U.S. Embassy Lusaka and Ms. Dana L. Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director ...
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USAID Administrator Power Call with Zambian President-elect Hichilema

Readout For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ On August 17, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Zambian President-elect Hakainde Hichilema to congratulate him on his election as the seventh President of the Republic of Zambia and to discuss his plans for fighting ...
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Zambian General Elections

The United States congratulates President-elect Hakainde Hichilema on his victory in the August 12 general elections. We congratulate the people of Zambia for exercising their right to vote in historic numbers and welcome commitments from all parties to a peaceful and orderly transition. We look forward to working together with the Zambian government to advance ...
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