Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline has advised travellers to Zambia that new restrictions have been introduced, which may affect their travel plans.
The airline, in a statement said with immediate effect, all travellers must test negative for COVID-19 in a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure to Zambia.
Travellers will be required to present the negative test result certificate upon check-in for their flight to Zambia. Children younger than five years are exempted from this requirement.
Travellers are also required to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire and present it upon arrival, where they will also be screened.
The Traveller Health Questionnaire form is available on www.flyairlink.com on the Plan Your Travel – COVID-19 Travel Update page.
Zambia’s Port Health authorities are performing additional swab tests on all non-vaccinated travellers before they are permitted to leave the airports.
The authorities will contact any passengers who test positive for COVID-19 and may require affected travellers to self-isolate or be confined to quarantine for 14 days.
“Airlink supports all efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and with our own stringent application of globally-recommended health security measures, we have successfully demonstrated to health authorities and our customers that air travel on Airlink flights is safe. Similarly, we have helped countries take full advantage of the catalytic benefits that air connectivity offers for the recovery and growth of their economies,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.