- Reviewed: 25 November 2019, 12:25 NZDT
- Still current at: 20 February 2020
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Exercise increased caution
Exercise increased caution when travelling to the border areas with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique due to the risk of landmines. The local authorities can provide advice on affected areas.
Exercise normal safety and security precautions
Exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in Zambia due to crime.View Larger Map Close/Open map
Petty crime such as pickpocketing, bag snatching and theft from parked cars is common.
Travel in major cities is generally safe during daylight hours. Violent crime, including armed robberies, home invasions, carjackings and sexual assault have occurred throughout Zambia, particularly in Lusaka and other major cities.
New Zealanders in Zambia should exercise a high level of personal security awareness at all times, especially in public places such as bus and railway stations, and areas frequented by foreigners. Victims have been followed from banks, nightclubs, and ATMs on occasion. Walking alone or travelling after dark is not recommended. When travelling by car, it is advisable to keep doors locked and windows up at all times.
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Zambia and have on occasion led to violence, with clashes between protestors and security forces. New Zealanders in Zambia are advised to avoid any demonstrations, political rallies and large public gatherings as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn violent.
General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Zambia should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for high risk adventure activities and medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Zambia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa is accredited to Zambia
Street Address 125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa Postal Address Private Bag X27, Brooklyn Square 0075, Pretoria, South Africa Telephone +27 12 435 9000 Fax +27 12 435 9002 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/south-africa Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs
New Zealand Honorary Consulate Lusaka, Zambia
Street Address Office Suite, 2nd floor, Protea Hotel Arcades, Lusaka Telephone +260 211 252 402/5/6 Fax +260 211 252 441 Email email@example.com
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Accredited New Zealand High Commission South Africa
125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 435 9000
Fax: +27 12 435 9002
Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs