FCO Travel Advice for - Zambia

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  • Anyone caught violating Zambian immigration rules risks arrest, imprisonment and deportation. A number of British nationals have been arrested and charged with immigration offences. See Entry Requirements

  • Take care if you travel in the rural parts of North Western, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) particularly after dark. See Local travel

  • There is a risk of landmines near the borders with Angola, Mozambique and DRC borders. See Local travel

  • Don’t drive after dark outside the main towns. See Road travel

  • Around 60,000 British tourists visit Zambia every year. See Consular assistance statistics

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.