COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities for your travels in Tanzania, and our no risk payment terms. For updates about our other destinations, go to the country pages. 

Tanzania entry requirements and corona travel regulations

Since the 15th of June 2020, Tanzania has opened its airspace and travellers from oversees don’t have to go in quarantine. Since that date, we have recieved hundreds of Roadtrippers in Tanzania. Restaurants, Lodges, campsites and National Parks are open, just as usual. 

Practicalities

  • When you arrive by plane, you need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 96 hours (4 days). This currently still applies to all, even those travellers who are fully vaccinated. Children aged 5 years and below are exempted. 
  • If you enter Tanzania overland, crossing the border from Uganda or Kenya, you also either need to show a negative COVID test.
  • Wearing a face mask is advised when entering public spaces like supermarkets and government buildings, but not mandatory. Hand sanitisers are placed at the entrance of every building and your temperature will be measured. When eating in a restaurant / lodge or sitting on a terrace, wearing a face mask is not needed.
  • All hotels, restaurants and bars are open.
  • There is no curfew. 

Where to do a PCR test in Tanzania 

In case you need to get a PCR test done in Tanzania, this 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.

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 48 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 72 hours. 

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and no risk payment terms

We accept online payments by Credit Card, Bank transfer, or Ideal (Dutch customer only) and cash payments on arrival. No down payments required. Online payments should be made in full latest 14 days before departure date. In case you are not able to come because of COVID -19, you can cancel your booking and we refund 100% of the payment, on presentation of your positive PCR sample /rapid test.