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Visas for Zambia

Postby rhinochica » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:42 pm

I am a US citizen headed on the Delta, Falls, Kruger trip leaving Oct 28th. I see I don't need a visa for SA or Botswana but am wondering about Zambia. It seems I can get one at the border but not sure if that is actually true. Should I just do it beforehand to be safe?

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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby kateyb » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:11 am

There were a couple of Americans on my tour and they didn't need visas before hand. I would call the embassy in the US though to double check just in case it has changed in the last year and a half that I was there though.
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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby rhinochica » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:27 pm

Thanks for the info! I'll make sure before I go. :D
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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby TravelFun » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:54 pm

This will help and always check the date the site was last updated to ensure it's the latest news:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_t ... quirements
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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby rhinochica » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:03 pm

Travelfun......so our CEO will be stopping at the entry point so we can purchase our visas? I assume everyone will have their passports checked as well. I might just print out the form so I have it already for when I get there.
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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby TravelFun » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:23 pm

rhinochica wrote:Travelfun......so our CEO will be stopping at the entry point so we can purchase our visas? I assume everyone will have their passports checked as well. I might just print out the form so I have it already for when I get there.


You'll be crossing all the borders by land so there will be passport checks /border control and the whole group will go through the customs procedures including the CEO and other staff members. No-one will be left behind and the group will stay together so don't worry. Just check which countries require a visa in advance and that you have that and the rest can be obtained at the borders. This is also stated in the trip details:

Visas

All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited.

In January of 2008, Zambia changed it's policy regarding the issuing of entry visa for foreigners, and the fees associated with Zambian entrance visas have increased for the majority of nationalities. All travelers will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering the country, either at the border or in advance from your local embassy.

Please double check with your agent and/or visa agent what the visa requirements is for each country that you will be travelling to. Some countries do require that you get your visa before arrival. If you show up at a border and should you not have the required visa you will be denied entry to the country and be send back to the closest embassy/high commission to get the visa. All arrangements and expenses for that will be at your own cost. The CEO will assist you with travel arrangements but will not be able to accompany you. You will also have to catch up with the group at their next destination at own cost.

We have been experiencing a lot of problems with people that need visas for Namibia and Malawi. Namibian and Malawian visas is not available at the border, so please make very sure if you do need a visa before arrival.
This information is accurate at the time of writing, and please contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements and costs, regarding these, and the other countries visited, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.


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Re: Visas for Zambia

Postby rhinochica » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:47 pm

Thanks again for all of your help! I just want to make sure I am prepared. When I traveled through Patagonia with G we all went through the border crossings together and I assumed it would be the same here.
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