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Zambia international travel guide in May 2023

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Zambia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Zambia is part of Africa with main city at Lusaka. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 19.87 ยฐC in Zambia with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 4.87 mm. Internet speed in Zambia is on average 1.4 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 16M people. The main currency is Zambian Kwacha. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Zambia. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~19.87 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~4.87 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 16M people

Zambia Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our advice for Zambia. We now advise you to exercise normal safety precautions along the border areas with Angola and Mozambique. Higher levels apply in other areas. You'll need a visa to enter Zambia. If you're visiting Zambia for less than 90 days, you don't need a visa in advance and can obtain a visa on arrival. All visa fees have been removed for Australian passport holders visiting Zambia (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Zambia Weather

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Zambia Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Zambia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Zambia

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Zambia uses the Zambian kwacha (symbol: ZK), code ZMW.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 kwachas. Kwacha is subdivided into 100 ngwees. Coins come in denominations of 1 kwacha and 50, 10 and 5 ngwees.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Zambia. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling in Zambia

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Zambia is on average 1.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Zambia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 207.81 ZMW, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Airtel, MTN or Zamtel. Zambia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Zambia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Zambia, dial +, then 260 (the country code for Zambia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Zambia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

Driving in Zambia

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police
211
Ambulance
511
Fire department
311

Zambia country map

Zambia travel details

It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.
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