Here you will find important tips and useful information for Zambia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
ZMK 1 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ ZMK 0.00 (07/2015)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD); new banknotes (new banknote series)
Payment in foreign currency required often from tourists.
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Lusaka, c/o Electrical Maintenance, Lusaka Ltd., Luanshya Rd.-East End
Tel. +260 211 22 38 38 / +260 211 23 53 65
8.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 17.00/19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00/17.00 h (Sat)
International driver's license required.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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