Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 25 November 2019, 12:25 NZDT
  • Still current at: 20 February 2020

Related news features

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.

Civil Unrest
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.

Travel tips

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 Web Site 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

See our regional advice for Africa

Share this page:

Related News features

Accredited New Zealand High Commission South Africa

Street Address
125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa

Telephone: +27 12 435 9000

Fax: +27 12 435 9002



Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs

Related advice from other countries

Share this page:

Other pages in this section: