Customs regulations and required documents
Personal effects import regulations
Non Tariff Barriers:There are generally few barriers to trade. On occasion, the government has imposed bans on importing certain products (meat).
The Government of Zimbabwe requires the following import documentation: a bill of entry plus relevant invoices, shipping documents such as a bill of lading, freight statements, and certificates of origin, especially for products entering from member states of SADC and the PTA.
Importing samples and other temporary products requires the payment of a deposit, which is refundable on export, or applying for a temporary import privilege guaranteed by a bank or insurance company.
It is against both Zambian and U.S. law to buy, possess, or transport animals or animal products, such as warthog tusks, tortoise shell, rhino horn, elephant ivory, or any items made from these materials. In Zambia, penalties range from large fines to mandatory minimum five-year prison sentences. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has screeners at international ports of entry and will fully prosecute offenders of the law. While many of these items are sold in open markets aimed at foreign tourists, it remains the responsibility of the customer to ensure that he/she is not purchasing a prohibited item.
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Do not travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England, from 8 March you must complete a declaration form for international travel (except for travel to Ireland).
Check our advice for all the countries you will visit or transit through. Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules with little warning.
To enter or return to the UK from abroad (except from Ireland), you must follow all the rules for entering the UK. These include providing your journey and contact details, and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. When you arrive, you must quarantine and take additional COVID-19 tests. This will take place in a managed quarantine hotel if you enter England from a red list travel ban country or enter Scotland.
At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.
General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist are available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you are abroad.
PASSPORT VALIDITY : 6 months
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES : 3 blank pages per entry for Zambia
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED : Yes
VACCINATIONS : Yellow fever, if entering from a yellow fever endemic country
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY : None
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT : None