Zambia Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Zambia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Zambia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

Whether you are a history enthusiast or not, come and marvel at the prehistoric sites of Zambia. Nestled in the heart of Central Africa, this country will fascinate every visitor. Dive into discovering the destination’s past by visiting the Zintu Community Museum and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The rare natural beauty and outdoor activities will be sure to impress you on this destination. You’ll have adrenaline-fuelled experiences and adventure are at the tip of your fingertips, such as taking an iconic safari trip through the plains. If you are a fan of meditation and are looking for tranquillity, there are plenty of calm activities or regions. Do not deprive yourself of grandiose landscapes, perfect for hiking opportunities.

While traveling to Zambia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 
An astonishing waterfall near a bridge in Zambia

Recommended travel vaccinations for Zambia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Zambia

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Zambia


Medical Care in Zambia

Zambia suffers with relation to its sanitary facilities. Even in public hospitals, medical care proves limited. However, small clinics in Lusaka and other major cities can provide adequate routine care. You can also be treated at Coptic HospitalSaint John’s Medical Center and Lusaka Trust Hospital.

Locating quality medications and supplies proves almost impossible, especially in remote regions. In order to make up for this scarcity, you should carry a first aid kit with you containing all of your usual medicines and pharmaceutical products.

Medical assistance can be obtained by dialing 991 orr 995. If you are suffering from a more serious illness, you will need to be evacuated by airplane. St John’s ambulance service can also be reached at  0211-241823, +260 973 60 3393 or +260 962 26 2283.

Is Zambia Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Poor road conditions; Frequent accidents
Public transportation Overloaded buses;Do not share taxis with stranger; Limited rail service
Areas bordering Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zimbabwe Landmines risk; Caution required
Health PolioEbolaChikungunya and Cholera warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Zambia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Zambia. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Zambia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Zambia
Street Address:
5210 Independance Avenue,
Lusaka, Zambia

Tel.: 260 (211) 25-08-33/39-85-00

Email: [email protected]

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