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Reviewed: 15 October 2013, 14:42 NZDT
Still current at: 05 December 2013
There is high risk to your security in the border areas with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique due to the presence of landmines. The local authorities can provide advice on affected areas. We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these areas.
There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Zambia due to violent crime and we advise caution.
Armed robberies and carjackings are common throughout Zambia, particularly in Lusaka and other major cities. Violent robberies, sometimes resulting in fatalities, have occurred along the Cairo, Chachacha, Freedom Way and Lumumba Roads of Lusaka.
New Zealanders in Zambia should exercise a high level of personal security awareness at all times, especially in public places (i.e bus and railway stations) and areas frequented by foreigners. Walking alone or travelling after dark is not recommended.
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Zambia, and sometimes result in violence. New Zealanders in Zambia are advised to avoid any demonstrations, political rallies and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent.
General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Zambia should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Zambia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Contact details are
Street Address 125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa
Postal Address Private Bag X27, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria 0075, South Africa
Telephone +27 12 435 9000 Facsimile +27 12 435 9002
Website New Zealand High Commission Pretoria [external link]
Office Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs