Zambia has been listed among CNN’s international destinations that tourists planning vacations in 2021 should consider for their holiday travel.
The new listing published on April 22,2021 is significant because travel remains restricted in light of the threat of COVID-19.
First Secretary Press at the Zambia Embassy in Washington ERIC MWANZA says CNN reported that despite 142 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and the pandemic still far from over, many are now itching to make plans to travel or to reunite with family.
In a statement, Mr. MWANZA disclosed that CNN Travel omitted certain open countries.
He said the listing can be a boost for Zambia which has capacity to deal with COVID-19 testing requirements of the US government and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all travelers.
Mr. MWANZA said Zambia has managed to maintain relatively low COVID-19 cases and fatalities due to a multisectoral response, led at Presidential level.
He said Zambia has experienced approximately 91 thousand cases, out of a population of about 17 million.
Other countries listed include Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Rwanda, Botswana, Dubai in the UAE and Egypt.
Others are Ethiopia, Iceland, The Maldives, Morocco, and Seychelles among others.