We are continuing to monitor international travel restrictions and border requirements due to global COVID-19 developments. This information is subject to change.
ADDITIONAL COVID TRIP INFORMATION & PROCESSES
**Please note that all regulations & procedures continue to change and we will be updated accordingly.
Zambia requires a negative ( PCR) COVID-19 Test (NO RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS) within 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. A Rapid PCR (RT-PCR) test is acceptable. You will be required to show your printed test results at various points throughout your trip to Zambia & several copies might be needed (departing airports, arrival, etc)
Fully vaccinated individuals do not require any form of negative COVID test results. Proper documentation, showing proof of vaccination will be required. Please note that certain countries may require a negative covid test in-transit. Check with your airline in advance to make sure you have the proper information and documentation.
All travelers will be “screened” upon arrival (taking temperature, filling out COVID-19 forms, presenting your negative test, answering questions, etc) before going through immigration/customs. Your airline may require you to fill out paperwork prior at check-in. We recommend that you fill out any paperwork in advance if possible.
Current regulations in Zambia require you to wear masks in some public places. At our base, in Choma, masks are not required. Should the Covid-19 recommendations change while you are with us we will keep you updated.
Please note that we are doing our best to monitor the health of our staff & the COVID-19 situation at large in Choma to maintain a Covid-19 free environment.
The USA is requiring a negative (PCR) COVID-19 Test within 1 day of departure regardless of vaccination status These tests cost between $75-$150 USD. Reminder, each individual is responsible to cover the cost of their own test in Zambia. You will have to pay cash (Zambian kwacha) for this test, the lab does not accept credit cards.
If you test positive for COVID-19 (whether showing symptoms or not) you will be required to quarantine in Zambia until you can produce a negative test. Poetice will help organize flight changes & all things regarding quarantine at our base, as well as, arrange medical treatment at the top facilities in the country if necessary. Any costs throughout the extended quarantine time will be at the expense of the trip taker but may be reimbursed with the IVC travel insurance.
COVID VACCINE GUIDELINES
Individuals must be FULLY vaccinated: Meaning one dose of Johnson vaccine or two doses of all other WHOrecognized vaccines
The following applies to use of vaccine card/certificate/QRcode:
Proof of vaccine may be shown as
1) actual card/certificate
2) photo-copy of card/certificate
3) phone picture of card/certificate
4) digital certificate on phone passenger passport name (first name and surname)