The vast majority of travellers, excluding citizens of countries exempt, require a visa to enter Zambia. If you require a visa to enter Zambia, you may be eligible for either:
- Visas issued on arrival or at Zambian Missions Abroad
- Visas required prior to travel
List of countries exempt from Zambia Visas
The following countries do not require a visa to visit Zambia: Anguilla, Antigua and Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Romania, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia-Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos Island, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zimbabwe.
Documents required for a Zambia visa
Visas can be obtained at your nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate. Zambia also uses the E-Visa system, which allows travelers to apply for visas entirely online, and then pay the fee upon arrival before receiving the visa stamped on their passport. In order to be eligible for a visa to Zambia, applicants must have the following:
- A completed application form, signed by the applicant
- A passport-sized photo
- Copy of passport
- A signed cover letter from applicant addressed to the Director General of Immigration
- Hotel booking
- Copy of return ticket
Zambia Visa requirements for US citizens
United States citizens require a visa to enter Zambia. US citizens are eligible to apply for a Zambia eVisa.
Zambia Visa requirements for Indian citizens
Citizens of India are required to procure a visa prior to entering Zambia. Indian citizens are eligible to apply for a Zambia eVisa.