ZAMBIA COVID-19 ADVICE:
In accordance with Government policy, which is based on official public health advice, the Department of Foreign Affairs continues to advise against all non-essential travel overseas. Travel to a very limited set of locations is exempted from this advice. Zambia is not currently included in the list of exempted locations. Any updates or changes will be based on Government decisions based on the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
As of early September a number of commercial airlines have begun operating in the region again, however travel options still remain relatively limited.
ALL new arrivals in Zambia (including returning residents) will be asked for proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test dated within the last 14 days. They may also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and subject to a temperature check. Returning residents are required to complete a 14 day quarantine at their home. This includes arrivals through land or air borders. There is no requirement for business travellers or visitors to quarantine.
We recommend that you treat information shared on social media with caution. For general please check the World Health Organisation website. For Zambia specific updates, please check with the Ministry of Health Facebook page.
The Irish Health Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’ (“green”), to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland.
To ensure that this is being observed all passengers are obliged to complete an Online Passenger Locator Form, before arriving in Ireland. This is now an online form. Paper versions of the form are also available at points of entry into Ireland, if required. Failure to complete the form is an offence. For further details please see the Irish Government Advice page.