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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Zambia Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Zambia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 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 (2.7), Tanzania (2.4), Mozambique (2.3), Angola (2.2), Malawi with 2 and Namibia with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Zambia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Zambia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Zambia due to violent crime.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Zambia.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid all non-essential travel to the border areas with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique due to the presence of landmines. The local authorities can provide advice on affected areas.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Zambia to exercise caution.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ZM

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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 752.614 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Texas
Common languages Belarusian, English, Lao, Luba-Katanga, Nyanja, Tonga
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Zambia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region
  • and large cat populations
  • antelope
  • chemical runoff into watersheds
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • elephant
  • lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks
  • poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • periodic drought
  • tropical storms (November to April)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Zambia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. construction
  4. copper mining
  5. emerald mining
  6. fertilizer
  7. foodstuffs
  8. horticulture
  9. processing
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. cattle
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. eggs
  7. flowers
  8. goats
  9. hides
  10. manioc

Zambian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Zambia.

Export products

  1. cobalt
  2. copper/cobalt
  3. cotton
  4. electricity
  5. flowers
  6. tobacco

Import products

  1. clothing
  2. electricity
  3. fertilizer
  4. foodstuffs
  5. machinery
  6. petroleum products
  7. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Zambia?

Zambia is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Zambia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Zambia in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Zambia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Zambia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Zambia.

What is the size of Zambia?

Zambia has a size of 752,614 km² or 290,586 mi² which is slightly larger than Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.