This border post has a steady volume of traffic at a level of 60 trucks per day. The access from the T4 via the T6 highway is of broken tarmac from Katete and for 54 Kms. Most truck cargo is transiting to Beira or Nacala Port in Mozambique. Clearance with all correct documentation and pre-alerts, takes approximately 3 hours.
Border Crossing Location and Contact
Name of Border Crossing
Chanida Border PostCountry #1: Zambia
Country #2: Mozambique
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing
Managing Authority / Agency
Mr Malama Chiwama, Station Manager, Mobile: +260 976044893
Nearest International Airport
Mfuwe International Airport
Distance 264 km
Truck Travel Time: 5.5 hrs
Car Travel time: 2.5 hrs
Beira/Nacala/Dar es Salaam
Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity
Distance 54 km
Truck Travel Time: 2 hrs
Car Travel time: 1 hr
The access road from the T4 via the T6 highway is made of tarmac broken for 54 km from Katete. Most truck cargo is transiting to Beira or the Nacala Port in Mozambique.
Hours of Operation
Every day regardless of holidays or season
06:00 – 18:00
This border post has a steady volume of traffic with 60 trucks crossing per day and has the ability to accept a higher volume.
Delays occur when documentation is incomplete.
Documentation requirements for food (cereals):
Export permit (dependant on commodity)
Certificate of Origin (COMESA/SADC)
Export schedule (in case of Maize)
Electronic pre-clearance is possible and recommended through a forwarding agent. A bond is held by the agent for a fee. The ZRA is the regulatory authority. The Ministry of Agriculture and the ZRA require inspections of all cargo imported and exported. A fee of 100 USD per foreign registered truck and 196 ZMW for Zambian trucks. All trucks are subject to inspection upon entering or leaving the harbour.
For more information on customs in Zambia, please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information
Food is inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Chanida Border Post, PO Box 550015 Katete, Tel: +260 211381960, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Zambia Government Contact List