The information provided should be used as a guideline only

  Dialling Code (00260) Contact Details
Zambian High Commission   +27 (012) 326-1847 / 54 / 57
Zambia National Tourist Board  

Tel: +27 (012) 326-1854/1859

Email: zahpta@mweb.co.za

Web: www.zambiatourism.com

SA Representative  

Tel: +0026 0211 26 0497 

EMail: lusaka.admin@dirco.gov.za


Visas are not required by SA passport holders.

For more information regarding;

  • food restrictions,
  • passports/visa and,
  • pet travel enquiries,

Please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above. 

Health Requirements Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever Certificate
  Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid

  Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required

Valid passport of the driver

Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver 

Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver

If the vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.   

Police Clearance Certificate: May be required if travelling through the Chirundu Border Post, both for vehicles and trailers

Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at a border post

White and Red Honeycomb Reflective Tape: Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left-hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left-hand side of the rear bumper

Carnet de Passage: Not compulsory. However, will facilitate border crossing. Recommended if the vehicle is to remain in Zambia for more than three months. Application forms can be downloaded here

Warning Triangles: Two warning triangles (do not need to be displayed); warning triangle must be on a metal plate

White and Red T-sign: Required if towing a trailer; white must be displayed on the front right-hand side of trailer/caravan and red on the rear right-hand side of the trailer/caravan, when looking forward

Fire Extinguisher: Compulsory if carrying jerry cans with fuel

ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

Currency Kwacha (ZMK)