Zambia scraps PCRs for vaxxed visitors

With effect from yesterday (March 28), vaccinated arrivals no longer need to present a negative PCR test result to be granted entry to Zambia.

Unvaccinated travellers, however, still need to submit a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to departure.

Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from having to present proof of either vaccination or a negative test result, according to a release from the Zambian Ministry of Health.

Passengers transiting through Lusaka must also adhere to these new regulations, Proflight Zambia has advised in a communication to the trade.

There is currently no restriction on the date of completion of the primary vaccination course before it no longer qualifies as ‘fully vaccinated’. A booster vaccine dose is also not mandatory.

Here is the list of other African destinations that have recently announced that fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required to undergo PCR testing prior to departure or arrival:

  • Egypt
  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe