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Zambia international travel guide

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Zambia 🇿🇲

Zambia is part of Africa with main city at Lusaka. It's usually 🌤️ 23.09 °C in Zambia with a rainfall of 🌧 220.37 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 a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~23.09 °C   🌧 ~220.37 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 16M people
Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
The new COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ variant is of global concern. Flights may be disrupted. Tightened restrictions are in place. If you're fully vaccinated, you don't require a negative COVID-19 test result on entry to Zambia, but you'll be required to provide proof of full vaccination status. Fully vaccinated means having 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you're not fully vaccinated, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before departure from your country of origin, using an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Regardless of vaccination status some airlines ask passengers for evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Zambia. You should check your airline’s guidelines carefully. If you're leaving Zambia, you'll need a medical certificate confirming you've had a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Zambia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

💱 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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
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📡 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 .
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🆘 Emergency

Police
211
Ambulance
511
Fire department
311
Travel
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