Zambia international travel guide in 2024

Zambia international travel guide in 2024

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Zambia travel details 🇿🇲
Zambia has a population of 16M with main currency as Zambian Kwacha. The languages spoken are English. Zambia travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are rare in Zambia. Internet speed in Zambia is on average 1.4 Mbps.

Zambia travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
There are currently outbreaks of cholera and anthrax in Zambia (see 'Health'). If you're entering Zambia as a visitor or tourist, you don't require a visa for stays of up to 90 days in a 12-month period. 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.

Issue Date : Feb 26, 2024

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Zambia essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Zambia

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Zambia

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.

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.

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

Emergecy

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211
Ambulance
511
Fire department
311

Zambia map

Zambia visa advice

If you're considering exploring Zambia beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Zambia transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Zambia, understanding Zambia Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.