(latest update 23 March 2022)

 Our top priority is the health of our staff and visiting guests. We are implementing all the sanitary measures in line with the Zambian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism, in order to ensure safe environments and experiences throughout your stay.


Traveling around the world may still bring some challenges and it is the traveler’s responsibility to verify the latest requirements put in place by the Zambian government, the airports (departure, transit, arrival), the airlines, etc. We will do our very best to provide up-to-date information, but we cannot be held responsible for any delays/cancellations or changes in requirements.


Read our Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocols (link to PDF)


Effective 28 March 2022, international travelers entering through any Points of Entry who are FULLY VACCINATED will not require any form of negative Covid test results but shall be required to provide proof of full vaccination status. Fully vaccinated means complete doses of a vaccine (for example first and second dose of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine).


International travelers who are NOT fully vaccinated MUST show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.


Re-testing at own cost will be applied to travelers who do not meet the above stipulations. In case of a positive result, self-quarantine at owner’s cost will be mandatory, following local Zambian protocols.


Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures.


In addition to the above information, the following will also apply:


    • All arriving passengers will have their temperature checked
    • All travelers should hand over their health declaration forms (available on flights/at port of entry)
  • All travelers entering Zambia must produce a PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 negative certificate no older than 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  • All PCR test results must be loaded on either the Trusted Travel or the Global Haven platforms to comply with Africa CDC
  • A Ministry of Health “Travel Health” questionnaire form must be completed on board the flight before landing.
  • Port of entry health officers will conduct a thermo-scanning (temperature check) of all travelers.
  • Port of entry health officers will conduct general observation of passengers in regards to signs of illness, which could lead to further Covid testing (at travelers cost) and quarantine in designated facilities until results are available.
  • All visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities.
  • Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for all travelers from countries that are deemed to be at high risk of COVID 19 by the Ministry of Health / Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) (*see list below)
  • All travelers from countries that are classified as High Risk of Covid-19 by the Ministry of Health (see below) will be subjected to SARS CoV2 testing at the Points of Entry even if they have a negative PCR test certificate.
  • Testing at the Point of entry will be done at the traveler’s cost.
  • Travelers who transit through high-risk countries are not considered high risk if the transit time is less than 24 hours.
  • Mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days will be instituted for all travelers from countries classified as “high risk”.
  • However, travelers from countries classified as “high risk” shall be allowed to discontinue the 14-day quarantine once the Negative PCR test results are communicated to the traveler.
  • Travelers from countries classified as “high risk” who test positive will be managed in accordance with the prescribed Zambia’s COVID 19 management guidelines.

2) List of countries that are deemed to be at high risk of COVID 19 by the Ministry of Health / Zambia National Public
Health Institute (ZNPHI) as of 13 September 2021 

(there hasn’t been any update to this list, and it is still considered valid as of January 2022)

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Iraq
  • Maldives
  • Oman
  • Paraguay
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Fiji
  • Kuwait
  • Mongolia
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • United Arab Emirates


Zambia doesn’t require negative tests upon exit. But your country of destination or your airline MAY! Travelers are responsible to check the measures in place for their return journey. 

If testing is required, we have prepared a document explaining the current options for PCR testing in Zambia prior to departure. The situation being fluid, the information can quickly be out of date, but it will be reviewed frequently.


Kafunta Safaris Covid Testing Options


We have great empathy for the challenges facing our guests and we want to remain as flexible as possible, while also ensuring the well-being of our staff and their families, and the survival of the company. We want to handle each reservation in agreeable terms with our loyal guests or their travel agent. Communication is key and we’re happy to examine each reservation individually.

If travel is made impossible due to strict and valid Covid-19 reasons (see below), we will agree to refund up to 31 days (less the $100 admin and banking fee). Within 30 days to 48 hours, we will agree to postpone the reservations (postponing to later in 2022 or 2023 with rate update). Cancellations within the last 48 hours will forfeit full payment. 

For outright cancellation of new bookings, if the booking is more than 91 days away, there would be no penalty for releasing the reservation, but if the booking is within 90 days of travel, our regular cancellation terms will apply (90-46 days 20%, 45-0 days 100%). Any refund will incur an admin/banking fee of $100. Clients are advised to claim a refund from their personal travel insurance.

Cancellation of bookings that had already been postponed is subject to the terms applied at the time of postponement. 


If our properties are temporarily closed.

If the Zambian government has closed borders to international travellers or is not issuing visas for travellers from the guests’ country of origin.

If the government of the guest’s country of residence has closed its borders to all but essential travel.

If there is a compulsory quarantine imposed in Zambia or the traveler’s country.

Excluded: Testing positive prior to departure from country of origin. This is a medical cause that must be covered by traveler’s insurance.

These terms are for FIT bookings only, they do not apply to group bookings. Third-party services are subject to each suppliers’ policy.

Please contact us if you need any further information on Covid-19 protocols and support

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