Foreign travel advice
Anyone caught violating Zambian immigration rules risks arrest, imprisonment and deportation. A number of British nationals have been arrested and charged with immigration offences. See Entry requirements
Take care if you travel in the rural parts of North Western, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) particularly after dark. See Local travel
There is a risk of explosive remnants of war in remote areas near the borders with Angola, Mozambique and DRC. See Local travel
Don’t drive after dark outside the main towns. See Road travel
Around 60,000 British tourists visit Zambia every year.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.