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 a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.