The High Commission of the Republic of Zambia in the United Kingdom would like to assure travelers to Zambia that there is no disruption to normal business and the country continues to operate in a peaceful and welcoming environment.

This follows the proclamation by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu of a situation likely to cause state of public emergency on 5th July 2017 through a statutory instrument number 53 of 2017 as provided for under article 31 of the constitution of the Republic of Zambia.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Mr. Muyeba Chikonde said during a meeting with African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) Chief Executive Officer Nigel Vere Nicoll and First Secretary- Tourism Mr. Donald Pelekamoyo that Zambia will remain a peaceful destination and that it will continue to meet the expectations of the British travelling public.

“We appreciate the role that ATTA plays in guiding and addressing the various issues affecting its members in the United Kingdom. Zambia continues to be a beacon of peace in the region and will strive to remain so, “he said.

High Commissioner Chikonde emphasised that there is No State of Emergency in Zambia, thus free movement in and around Zambia is assured adding that the proclamation measures are designed to enhance security and ensure public safety.

African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) is a member-driven trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. It is recognised as the Voice of African Tourism.  ATTA serves and supports businesses in Africa representing buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 22 African countries. With over 550 members, ATTA acts as Pan-Africa’s largest network of tourism product covering not only accommodation, transport and travel specialists in Africa, but a formidable selection of tour operators, representation and Public Relations companies’ worldwide promoting tourism to Africa. ATTA represents African tourism interests at the highest levels, in a continuing dialogue with many tourism ministries, tourist authorities and associations across the African continent.