Airlink has sent out a release advising the industry that new restrictions have been introduced for travel to Zambia.
With immediate effect, travellers will have to present a negative PCR certificate both at check-in and on arrival (from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure). Children younger than five are exempt from this requirement.
Travellers are also required to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire and present it on arrival, where they will also be screened. The Traveller Health Questionnaire form is available on www.flyairlink.com on the Plan Your Travel – COVID-19 Travel Update page.
Zambia’s Port Health authorities are performing additional swab tests on all non-vaccinated travellers before they leave the airport. The authorities will contact any passengers who test positive for COVID-19, and may require affected travellers to self-isolate or be confined to quarantine for 14 days.
Timatic was updated on May 26, incorporating these restrictions.
This supersedes an earlier Zambian government announcement that said travellers from red-list countries (including South Africa) would have to quarantine, read here.