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has three distinct seasons.
temperatures in Summer
from 25° C /77°F to
in winter they range from
C /43° F to 24° C /°F
Average temperature in August when we will be
Take these and get arrested !
The above over-the-counter American drugs are
illegal in Zambia and you could be arrested if they find them in your
possession (at the airport). See next paragraph for details.
Travelers should carry their prescription drugs and
medications in the original labeled containers, as well as the written
prescription from their physician. Travelers who cannot get a
doctor’s note for their over-the-counter medications may wish
to leave them behind or risk possible arrest.
Certain over-the-counter medications such as the
anti-histamine Benadryl and Solarcaine, may not be brought in
to the country. A complete list of controlled substances
banned in Zambia is on the Zambia Drug Enforcement web site. Unfortunately their PDF document is not
showing properly so here is the list I got off their website in
2009. See criminal
more information about over-the-counter medications.
Chemists / Pharmacies
Travellers should carry an adequate supply of their
prescribed medicines with them although chemists in the major centres
now carry a wide range of medicines and first aid accessories. There
are some emergency chemists open after hours or Sundays in Lusaka.
The Department of State strongly urges U.S.
citizens to consult their medical insurance company prior to
traveling abroad to determine whether the policy applies overseas and
whether it covers emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation.
For more information, please see