COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 11, Tuesday, 26 January 2021: Important Consular/Travel Notice

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Microscopic view of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Washington D.C. – Effective Tuesday January 26, 2021, the United States Government requires each person flying to the U.S. to have a negative pre-departure test for COVID-19. Air passengers are required to get a COVID-19 test within three days of their flight to the U.S., and to provide written proof of the test result to the airline.

Alternatively, Passengers recovered from COVID-19, may travel with written or electronic documentation of a positive viral test result that confirms 2 previous SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel (Documentation of Recovery).

Airlines will verify that every passenger aged two years or older onboard the flight has attested to receiving a negative Qualifying Test result or has Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19. The airline will check the documentation, and each passenger should have a completed Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States of America, which can be found at

The CDC has provided guidance for airline passengers arriving from all foreign countries which can be found at

We wish to encourage all Zambian nationals to take note of these requirements. Should you require further information, please refer to the CDC website. Our website, Twitter @ZambiainUSA will continue to provide updates as they become available.

The Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C remains open for further information and assistance.

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Washington, D.C.
2200 R Street NW Washington D.C. 20008
Consular: / 202-234-4009 / 202-265-0123