Zambia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Zambia
Capital city: Lusaka
Currency: Kwacha (ZMK)
Local time: GMT + 2
Telephone code: + 260
Bank: All Major Banks open on 1st and last  Saturday of each month between 08:30  and 11:00 hrs. local time. Closed on  Sunday.


Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import:1. by persons 18 years of age and over:- 400 cigarettes or 0,5 grams of pipe tobacco or 0,5 kg. cigars; - 1,5 litres, 2,... More information

Additional Information on regulations:

Prohibited: the import of poultry and related products. ... More information


Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued at the point of origin and an import permit to be obtained in adva... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Zambia.Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Zambia Kwacha-ZMW) and foreign ... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.