Visa for Zambia for Australian citizens

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If you are an Australian citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to Zambia. You now can apply for a Zambia e-visa from the comfort and privacy and travel as soon as you receive it.

Government-approved e-visa to reduce the response time of queue of travellers in front of the embassy to get their visa approved.

The Zambia e-visa helps as an approval letter and a replacement for a visa issued by the Zambia embassy. This e-visa will help you enter and travel within Zambia for 90 days,i.e 3 months.


To apply for a Zambia e visa one needs to simply fill the online visa application form of Zambia which asks for personal, passport & travel details. After uploading few documents that the application asks for, your request will proceed once you make your payment.

Then you can easily track your application status in the 'Draft' folder in the Application section and later after your application is processed in the expected time, 'Approved' or 'Rejected' will appear in the folder.

It takes 3-5 business days for an e-visa to be approved and sent to the traveller, then you can print your e visa for use.

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It costs $76.0 for a single entry tourist visa and $177.0 for multiple entries.

In case of re-entering, visitors require double or multiple entry visas.


Petty thefts are common in Zambia. Make sure you don't leave your belongings unattained. Be very cautious while walking with money and valuables as pickpocketers are present over here and there.

Carry the minimum amount of money and hide it in the money belt. But as far as personal safety is concerned, rest assured one can easily hike alone without worrying, moreover Zambians are very friendly people in nature.

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While visiting Zambia, make sure you keep these health tips in mind.

As Zambia is a malarian prone zone, make sure to carry a mosquito net and repellent with you. Also, ensure that all your vaccinations are up to date before you travel to Zambia.

Do not drink tap water and always carry a mineral water bottle with you.

Good clinics and medical facilities are hard to find in Zambia, hence be very cautious about your health.


For smooth travelling within Zambia, one can use -

  • Bus services
  • Rental cars
  • Self Drive
  • Air Charter

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ZMW is the official currency of Zambia, however, USD is also accepted in many tourists establishments. Even though there are numerous ATMs, they are frequently out of cash. So, if you want to exchange or use US Dollars, make sure you have notes issued in 2013.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need the following documents as an Australian for the e-visa application:

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)
  • Applicant Photo.
  • Passport Personal Details Scan.
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
  • Airline Confirmation.
  • Cover Letter.
  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)
  • Business Registration of Inviting Company

Yes, you can extend your e-visa by simply applying for a permit online.

Foreigners can stay up to 90 days and business visitors for 30 days.

Even though there are numerous languages and dialects in Zambia, English is the official language there.

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