Official language is English. In addition, around 70 tribal languages ​​are spoken, including Nyanja, Tonga, Bemba, Lozi, Chokwe, Luvale and Lunda.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/12/2022 Youth Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/25/2022 African Freedom Day (Organization of African Unity Founding Day)

04.07.2022 Heroes Day

05.07.2022 Day of the Unity of the People

01.08.2022 Farmers’ Day

10/24/2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Zambia duty-free (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 450 g of tobacco; 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages (opened).

Export Restrictions

1 piece of ivory jewelry per passenger. More information is available from

Prohibited Exports

Parts of wild animal carcasses (e.g. tusks, horns, found objects such as skeleton or tooth parts)

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
Rue de Vermont 37-39
+41 (0)22 761 44 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 (VISA applications), Mon-Fri 15.00-16.00 (collection).

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Honorary consulates in Bad Camberg, Munich and Neustadt am Rübenberge.

Axel-Springer-Strasse 54a
+49 (0)30 206 29 40.



Mon-Thu 09.00-15.00 and Fri 09.00-13.00.

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Zambia

(without visa authorization)

Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 46
+43 (0)1 503 59 79

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (by telephone agreement).


Business etiquette

Business people speak English widely, and business cards are increasingly being handed out. A jacket and tie or tropical suit is common for business meetings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Zambia Chamber of Commerce and IndustryPO Box 37997, LusakaTel: (01) 22 12 66. Internet: Ministry of Commerce, Trade and IndustryKwacha Annex, Cairo Road, PO Box 31968, Lusaka Tel/Fax: (01) 22 66 73 Zambia Investment CentrePO Box 34580, Lusaka Tel: (01) 25 42 14 Internet:



Autodial Long Distance Service. There are public payphones (token coins) in post offices and in most public buildings. A limited number of public payphones are available in the larger cities. International calls can also be made from hotels. In hotels, however, telephone costs are highest.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Mobile phone companies include Telecel (Zambia) Limited, Zambia Telecommunications Ltd. (ZAMTEL) (Internet: and Celtel Zambia (Internet: Roaming agreements exist with Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others. The transmission/reception area mainly covers the larger cities in the south and in the center of the country.


Main providers: Zamnet (website:, Coppernet (website: and Zamtel (website: E-mail access is available from internet cafes in Livingstone and Lusaka.

Post office

According to, airmail to Europe takes 7-14 days to arrive.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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