Zambia Insurance

Looking for a vacation in Zambia? Are you planning an expatriation to Zambia? Whatever your reason for going there, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. In this way, you can avoid potential financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to choose policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

Zambia insurance
  • Political system : Republic
  • Capital : Lusaka
  • Surface area : 752,614 Km²
  • Population : 9.5 million
  • Languages spoken : English
  • Currency : Zambian Kwacha

Visas Zambia

If you are a French national, you need a visa for tourist or business stays of less than three months. You can obtain these visas on arrival in Zambia (at international airports and border crossings).

French Embassy in Lusaka
74 Independence avenue – P.O. Box 30062
10101 Lusaka
Tel: 260 251 322
Fax: 260 254 475 – 251 329

Embassy of Zambia in Paris
63 rue Pierre Charron (5th floor)
75008 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Zambia

Vaccines and local diseases

No vaccinations are required for Zambia, except for yellow fever for travelers coming from endemic areas.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, meningitis A & C, hepatitis A & B, typhoid and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis A & C, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 and over).

The following diseases are common in Zambia: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, bilharzia, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, ascaris, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Safety in Zambia

Incidents are relatively few, but assaults (armed robberies, burglaries, carjackings) can be violent. As a general rule, avoid moving towards the country’s borders. It is important to note that the French Embassy in Zambia has limited capacity to assist French nationals in the event of a crisis. The French are therefore urged to ensure that they have the necessary resources in the event of a crisis (check the terms of insurance contracts, make sure they have the financial means to cover any hospitalization or evacuation costs, etc.). For further information, please consult the Travel Advice section of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Health and repatriation insurance in Zambia

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Zambia? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. What’s more, Zambia’s healthcare system is still relatively inefficient, and the quality of the infrastructure is far from ideal. That’s why repatriation cover is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center (which may be in a neighboring country) or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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