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:: Chirundu (Zambia)
Category: Civil Infrastructure :: Border Control
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Border post between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The border is situated on the banks of the Zambezi river and now a one stop border post between Zambia and Zimbabwe.The advantage of the one-stop border is that traffic going into Zimbabwe will be cleared on the Zimbabwean side of the border and vice versa, which will shorten waiting time. This is the main entry point into Zambia and have two terminals, the passenger's terminal and commercial terminal. The operating times are between 06h00-22h00(GMT+2) Time Guideline. All inbound visitors to Zambia need to have a valid passport, where they are given a maximum of 90 days per annum, after which they will need to apply for a permit valid for a 6 months. For travellers with vehicles they will need to pay for road transport permit costs, Insurance costs, road user charge and a carbon tax fee. Vehicle licence papers, police clearance certificate, third party insurance and white and red reflective tap to be available in the car. For outbound travellers they will need to pay a Bridge/toll fee. Chirundu is an extremely busy border post with a lot of trucks carrying cargo between Zimbabwe and Zambia passing through here. Fortunately cars get priority over buses and you do not have to queue with all the passengers travelling by bus, but it is still going to take you at least two hours to get through this post. Make sure you have got all the necessary paperwork for your vehicle, otherwise you will have to pay extra to get through. (Updated May-2019).
|Address :||583m or 1min W of Chirundu, Zambia|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 360277, Chirundu, Zambia.|
|Contact :||Chirundu Customs Office|
|Tel :||+260(0)21 138 3700|
|Tel2 :||+260(0)21 151 5042|
|Cell :||+260(0)97 128 3700|
|Cell2 :||+260(0)96 009 3703|
|Fax :||+260(0)21 151 5031|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
06h00-22h00 GMT+2 Time Guideline
|Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :||US Dollars and Kwacha(especially in rural areas)|
|Fee/s :||3rd party Insurance between ZMW400 -ZMW500 depending on thetype of vehicle; Road Access USD30 valid for a year; Council Levy USD20 per car paid on entry and exit; Carbon Pollution approx USD50.(May-16)|
|Closest Main Route :||T2|
|Closest Town :||Chirundu (Zambia)|
There is a BP Garage, Post Office, Barclays Bank and ATM. Road access fee paid on entry in USD only & valid for a year. Council levy USD20 per car (paid on entry & exit) in Zambia. White and Red Reflective Tape and Warning Triangles for every vehicle and fire extinguisher. Police clearance for vehicle & trailer may be required at Chirundu border. (May-19).
Roads are made of good tarmac on the T2 to Lusaka. The border post has a steady volume of traffic. (May-19).
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