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Zambia Tourist Visa Information

The Zambia e-Visa is an electronic visa introduced by the Zambian government in 2014 in order to remove the need to wait in long border queues for a visa on arrival or visit a diplomatic mission to submit a Zambia visa application in person.

Eligible citizens are able to obtain a Zambia visa online for either tourism, business, or transit purposes. The online Zambia visa permits a total stay of 90 days in the Southern African Republic and is valid for 3 months for entry from the date of approval.

To apply for the e-Visa for Zambia, it is necessary to fill in the simple online Zambia visa application form with basic personal, passport, and travel details, and upload a few supporting documents before the request can be processed.

The Zambia e-Visa is usually quickly processed, within 3-5 business days, and once approved is sent to the traveler via email. They are then able to print a copy to present alongside their passport upon arrival.

To visit Zambia for longer periods of permitted stay or for purposes such as to work or study, it is necessary to contact the nearest Zambian embassy or consulate for further information.

Highlights
Single or multiple entry online visa
For tourism, transit, or business
Permits a stay of up to 90 days
What is Necessary?

Passport valid for at least 6 months

Email address

Zambia eVisa Requirements

In order to apply for the e-Visa, it is first necessary to meet the electronic Zambia visa requirements.

Online Zambia tourist visa requirements state that the applicant must have a:

  • Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival in Zambia
  • Current email address to which the e-Visa approval will be sent.

It may also be necessary to supply some additional supporting documents depending on nationality and if the applicant requests a Zambia business visa.

Upon arrival in the country with the printed visa approval letter, the traveler is required to present this document alongside their passport and pay the Zambia visa fees to a border official in order to have a visa sticker affixed in their passport.

It is possible to pay the e-Visa fee either in cash or using a valid credit or debit card using the Point of Sale Systems available at the major International Airports in Zambia.

As the online Zambia tourist visa approval letter is valid for 3 months from the date of issue, the traveler is able to enter the county on any date within its validity period, and the 3-month duration of permitted stay begins from the date of entry.

Countries Eligible for Zambia

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Zambia

Countries Eligible for Zambia

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Zambia

Last update: 25/03/2021

All passengers traveling to Zambia must carry a medical certificate showing that they took a PCR test within the 72 hours before arrival and tested negative for COVID-19. A “Traveller Health Questionnaire” must also be completed and presented at the border. All travelers, including airline crew, are subject to health screening.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Zambia Visa FAQ

  • Which countries need a visa for Zambia?

    There are only a few visa-exempt countries for Zambia, mostly other Southern African nations. The Zambia visa policy states that the majority of foreign citizens need a visa for Zambia no matter the intended duration of stay or travel purpose.

  • What is the Zambia e-Visa?

    The Zambia e-Visa, launched in 2014, is an online visa that permits short stays in Zambia for business, transit, or tourism purposes. The simple online application grants expedited entry at border checkpoints and removes the need to request a visa from a Zambian consulate or embassy or wait in long immigration queues for a visa on arrival.

  • How do I apply for an electronic visa for Zambia?

    To apply for an e-Visa for Zambia, it is necessary to fill out a simple electronic form that can be completed in a matter of minutes with basic personal data, passport details, and travel information. Once approved, the e-Visa is sent to the applicant via email and can then be printed to present upon arrival at the Zambian border.

  • How long can I stay in Zambia with an e-Visa?

    The e-Visa permits a total stay of 90 days within any calendar year from the date of first entry to Zambia.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Zambia electronic visa?

    In order to submit a Zambia online visa application, it is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to the country, as well as a current email address at which to receive the e-Visa approval. Some additional documents may be requested depending on the applicant’s nationality and the purpose of the stay.

  • How much does the Zambia online visa cost?

    The government Zambia visa cost varies from 20 USD to 150 USD depending on the purpose of the stay and whether the traveler requires a single or multiple entry Zambia e-Visa.

  • How long will my Zambia e-Visa take to process?

    The standard Zambia visa processing time varies from 3-5 business days.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Zambian tourist eVisa?

    Yes, the traveler is required to print a copy of their Zambia e-Visa approval letter to present alongside their passport upon arrival at a Zambian border checkpoint.

  • Why was my e-Visa for Zambia application denied?

    The most common reason for refusal of a Zambia e-Visa application is that the data provided on the form contained small errors. Therefore, it is important to double-check that all of the information on the application is correct before submitting the e-Visa form.

  • Under what circumstances would I need to re-apply for an eVisa for Zambia?

    Those who have received an approved e-Visa for Zambia would need to re-apply for a new visa if their travel dates significantly change and they will no longer arrive in the country within the 3-month validity period of the approval letter.

  • Do I need a visa if I am just in transit in Zambia?

    Foreign citizens who do not enjoy visa exemption are required to have a Zambia transit visa, also known as a ‘Day Tripper’ visa, to pass through the country to an onward destination. This type of Zambia e-Visa is issued to travelers who are transiting through Zambia for less than 24 hours through the same port of entry.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the Zambia e-Visa?

    It is possible to enter Zambia through any port of entry with an approved e-Visa.

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