Travel advice for Zambia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Zambia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Kwacha ZMK

Currency exchange rate

ZMK 10'000 = ~ CHF 1.85 ; CHF 1 = ~ ZMK 5'231.70 (10/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Capital

Lusaka

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220/240 volt / adapter required

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

English

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Lusaka, c/o Electrical Maintenance, Lusaka Ltd., Luanshya Rd.-East End
Tel. +260 211 22 38 38 / +260 211 23 53 65

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 17.00/19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00/17.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's license required.

Health situation
  • 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.

Other information

Security

  • 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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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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