Zambia - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Items
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Zambian law prohibits the importation of pornographic, indecent, obscene, or objectionable material, as well as goods produced entirely or in part by prison labor.  Regulations related to the importation and transportation of pharmaceuticals is relatively strict.  Travelers are strongly encouraged to carry their prescription drugs and medications in original labeled containers, as well as the written prescription from their physician.  Travelers who cannot get a doctor’s note for certain over-the-counter medications, including some cold medicines, must leave them behind or risk arrest.