Tanzania & COVID - Travel Advice & Things To Know

COVID-19 Updates

Tanzania and Zanzibar have abandoned all covid measures. Read below about the covid travel regulations. We continuously keep this page up-to-date.

Covid entry requirements

All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving in Tanzania through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.

Being '' vaccinated '' is good enough. There are no specific requirements as to which type of vaccination is required and the number of doses. 

Your vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Please make sure to check if any of your transit destinations, airline company or next destinations require any form of Covid19 testing. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.

Where to do a PCR test in Tanzania 

In case you do have to do a PCR test in Tanzania, it can be done at Hai District Hospital, near JRO airport and Celian Hospital Arusha (both Monday - Friday) and Mount Meru Hospital Arusha (7 days a week). No need to make an appointment, but take note its an inefficient, time consuming process, which will take a few hours. Testing is only done from morning till noon and costs $ 100. 

In Dar es Salaam, you can go to Amana Hospital. Also in Karatu (near the Ngorongoro), and Central Serengeti (Seronera), its possible to do a PRC tests.

Results should be communicated within 24 hours, but practice shows this promise is not always met, as all samples have to be flown to the lab in Dar es Salaam. For the safe side, calculate with 2 days.   

How to get a Tanzania Tourist Visa 

You can buy a Tourist Visa upon arrival at the airport or when entering the country by land. The cost is US $ 50, cash only ($ 100 for USA citizens).

You can also apply for your visa online in advance, via this link. 

Yellow Fever vaccination 

A Yellow Fever vaccination card is only required for persons traveling to Tanzania from the age of 1 year and above when traveling from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever transmission. This does not apply to travelers who have been in transit. Find the list of countries with a risk of virus transmission here