- Reviewed: 22 January 2021, 10:48 NZDT
- Still current at: 1 March 2021
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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.
The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.
Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.
Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.
We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.View Larger Map Close/Open map
Petty crime such as pickpocketing, bag snatching and theft from parked cars is common.
Travel in major cities is generally safe during daylight hours. Violent crime, including armed robberies, home invasions, carjackings and sexual assault have occurred throughout Zambia, particularly in Lusaka and other major cities.
New Zealanders in Zambia should exercise a high level of personal security awareness at all times, especially in public places such as bus and railway stations, and areas frequented by foreigners. Victims have been followed from banks, nightclubs, and ATMs on occasion. Walking alone or travelling after dark is not recommended. When travelling by car, it is advisable to keep doors locked and windows up at all times.
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Zambia and have on occasion led to violence, with clashes between protestors and security forces. New Zealanders in Zambia are advised to avoid any demonstrations, political rallies and large public gatherings as even those intended to be peaceful 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 high risk adventure activities and medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Zambia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa is accredited to Zambia
Street Address 125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa Postal Address Private Bag X27, Brooklyn Square 0075, Pretoria, South Africa Telephone +27 12 435 9000 Fax +27 12 435 9002 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/south-africa Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs
New Zealand Honorary Consulate Lusaka, Zambia
Street Address Office Suite, 2nd floor, Protea Hotel Arcades, Lusaka Telephone +260 211 252 402/5/6 Fax +260 211 252 441 Email email@example.com
See our regional advice for Africa
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Accredited New Zealand High Commission South Africa
125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 435 9000
Fax: +27 12 435 9002
Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs