Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Zambia

Citizens of El Salvador that are travelling to Zambia need to apply for an e-visa online before travelling.

What to expect in Zambia

🤝 friendly locals
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
inexpensive cost of living
historial sites
growing city
commerce center

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Zamtel, and MTN


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is ZMW.

1 SVC = 1.499831 ZMW

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $2.43 USD.

Visa Status

An E-Visa can filled out and submitted online before travel.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

Zambia has confirmed cases of COVID-19. Screening measures are in place for arrivals at all entry points. If you wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Zambia.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Zambia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.49 / 5)
Safety (3.26 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.82 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$61.50 USD / night

Average Dinners

$2.43 USD

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