Zambia has lowered the cost of tourist visas by 50% as of January 1st, 2022. The tourism industry has praised this decision, as well as the relaxation of entrance restrictions for travel during the pandemic, as part of the country's efforts to boost tourism in 2022. The bold and inventive move is anticipated to improve tourist numbers and promote the rehabilitation of the tourism industry.
The COVID-19 epidemic has had a significant influence on Zambia's travel and tourism industry, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Prior to the pandemic in 2019, the industry contributed 7% of GDP and 7.2% of total employment.
A ‘Day Tripper Visa’ will now cost $10, a single entry visa and transit visa will cost $25, and a double-entry visa will cost $40. Zambian visas can be obtained on arrival at the port of entry, at Zambian diplomatic missions overseas, or electronically via eVisas prior to departure, dependent on the individual's citizenship. For the most up-to-date visa information, go to the Department of Immigration's website. Multiple-entry visas are only available via the online e-visa system. All those who ordinarily require visas to come to Zambia are eligible to apply for e-visas prior to travel if they so wish.