Death of a U.S. Citizen

Death of a U.S. Citizen

For repatriation of remains information related to a COVID-19 death please click here (PDF 122 KB).

Death of an American and Repatriation of Remains:  If an U.S. citizen dies in Zambia, we will notify the family as soon as we become aware of the death, and make every effort to assist, including with the process of returning the deceased to the United States.  Please note, however, that the Embassy cannot cover the associated costs.  We recommend that all travelers have insurance that covers repatriation of remains.  See our information on funeral capabilities in Zambia, including shipment of remains and associated costs.

For additional information on the role of a consul in these cases, see our information on overseas deaths.  To report the death of an American citizen in Zambia, please contact the Embassy.