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Monday, 17. June 2019 at 07:23 AM

Zambia Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Zambia is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Zambia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

Zambia shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Zambia), the Advisory Index is 2.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Zimbabwe (2.6), Tanzania (2.4), Angola (2.2), Mozambique (2.2), Malawi with 2 and Namibia with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/zambia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Zambia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/zambia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Zambia due to violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/zambia

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Zambia due to violent crime.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Zambia to exercise caution.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/zambia/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Zambia.

Changes from May 16th 2019

The total rating for Zambia changed from 0.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government removed their warning for Zambia with a previous rating of 0.0.

About Zambia

Zambia with its capital Lusaka is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly larger than Texas (752,614 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate can be described as tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April). The landscape is mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains. With a population of about 11.67 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Lusaka
Population about 11.67 million
Size 752614 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Texas
Common languages English, , , , , Chichewa; Nyanja
Timezone Africa/Lusaka with UTC offset of 2 hour(s)
Currency Kwacha (short: ZMK)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +260
Internet Top Level Domain .zm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ZM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ZMB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 894