Zambia : Factfile


GMT + 2 hours


English is the official language but there are many other local languages and Bantu dialects


Zambian Kwachas but US Dollars are widely accepted


British Airways, KLM, Kenya Airways, South African Airways

Flight time from UK

Approximately 10 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, EU and USA passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia. The cost depends on nationality but for UK citizens a single-entry visa is currently £35 and multiple entry is £60. Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months from your departure date.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, see or contact the Zambia High Commission:
Tel: 020 7589 6655

The Visa Service ( can also help you arrange your visa.

Health requirements

There are certain recommended inoculations when travelling to Zambia. You should seek advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website

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