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Visa to Zambia

Do I need a visa to Zambia?

Zambia is a beautiful country in South Africa that attracts tourists with its national parks, waterfalls and scenic nature. If you plan to visit this country, you may need a visa. The cost of a visa and the specific requirements for obtaining one can vary depending on the type of visa and the urgency of processing. A number of documents are required to apply for a visa or use our visa booking services. You can apply for your visa online through a convenient form in the language you prefer.

We will take care of all administrative formalities. Whether you are planning a business trip, a family visit or an exciting adventure, understanding the visa process is crucial.

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There are different types of visas available to enter Zambia. Here are some of them:

Single entry visa

Allows a single visit to the country during the validity of the visa

Double entry visa

Allows entering the country twice during the validity of the visa

Multiple entry visa

Entitles you to enter Zambia multiple times within a specified period of time. The validity period of a multi-entry visa can be 6 months, 1 year or 2 years. Depends on the type of visa

Transit visa

To travel through Zambia to another country. Valid for up to 7 days

One-day visa

A one-day visa is issued at the port of entry [cannot be issued online] to a tourist who stays in Zambia for less than 24 hours and leaves the country through the same port


This visa allows tourists to obtain one multiple entry visa to visit both countries. The visa is valid for up to 30 days if the holder stays within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also applies to those visiting Botswana on day trips across the Kazungula border

Gratis Visa

A visa of any type is issued without charge. It may be issued at Zambian missions abroad or at ports of entry to representatives of the diplomatic mission upon presentation of credentials and/or diplomatic passports

Visa-free stay in Zambia:

Currently, citizens of most countries of the world can stay in Zambia without a visa for 90 days. During this period it is possible to visit the main attractions of the country: Victoria Falls, national parks with wild animals, Lake Kariba and other popular places.

However, it should be noted that the visa-free regime applies only to tourist trips. If you plan to work, study or live in Zambia for longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a visa in advance.

It is also a prerequisite to have return tickets and enough money to stay in Zambia. Border guards may ask to see proof of hotel booking and a bank statement.

This makes traveling easier and saves time on paperwork. However, it is important to be aware of time limits and to carry supporting documents.

List of countries whose citizens can stay in Zambia without a visa:


EU citizens can stay in Zambia without a visa for up to 90 days.


U.S. citizens are allowed visa-free entry for up to 90 days

Australia and New Zealand

Citizens of these countries can stay in Zambia without a visa for up to 90 days.


South African citizens are allowed visa-free entry for up to 90 days.

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Citizens of these countries also do not require a visa for short-term stays.

A number of Asian countries

For example, citizens of Singapore and Malaysia can stay in Zambia for up to 90 days without a visa.

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

And some other African countries - for them there is a visa-free regime with Zambia.


Canadian citizens do not need a visa to visit Zambia for up to 90 days.

Citizens of some countries need to apply for a visa in advance before traveling to Zambia.

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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In order to obtain a Zambian visa, a citizen of the country concerned must submit an online application through the e-services portal. Then an official authorization from the Zambian Department of Immigration must be awaited.

Only after receiving the confirmation letter of visa issuance can travel planning begin. It is strictly forbidden for citizens of the above countries to arrive in Zambia without a pre-issued entry visa.

It is worth noting that most countries have a visa-free regime for up to 90 days. However, citizens of a number of Asian and African countries must obtain a visa in advance online before visiting Zambia.


Citizens of more than 60 countries, including Russia, can apply for an electronic visa without visiting an embassy. All they need to do is fill in an online application form on the website. Thus, eVisa greatly simplifies obtaining a short-term visa for tourist travel to Zambia. It is a fast and convenient way of obtaining an entry permit.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I apply for a tourist visa to Zambia?

Tourists do not need a visa. If you do need a visa, you can apply for it at the Zambian Embassy.

What visa do I need to work in Zambia?

If the work period exceeds 90 days, a work visa will be required

What types of visas are available for Zambia?

There are different types of visas available for Zambia such as single day visa for 24 hours, single entry visa for 30 days, double entry visa and multiple entry visa.

What are the requirements to apply for a visa to Zambia?

To apply for a visa to Zambia, a number of documents are required, including a completed visa application form, passport, round-trip airline tickets, confirmation of hotel or other accommodation booking, a work or school certificate, and a bank statement that you have sufficient funds to stay in Zambia.

Can I get a visa at the border in Zambia?

Yes, foreign nationals can obtain a visa at the border at Lusaka International Airport or any other border crossing point

How long is a visa to Zambia valid?

The validity of a visa can vary depending on the type of visa and the urgency of processing. Usually a visa is valid for 30 days, but there are also visas for longer periods.

How can I find out more information about visa requirements and the visa application process for Zambia?

For more precise information on visa requirements and the visa application process, you should contact the Zambian embassy or consulate in your country, or contact us for advice via messengers or by ordering a callback service

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