Tanzania & COVID - Travel Advice & Things To Know

COVID-19 Updates

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities for your travels in Tanzania and our no risk payment terms. 

Its perfectly possible to have a normal safari experience in Tanzania. There is no lock down or quarantine. Restaurants, hotels and campsites are open as usual. Good to know that lodges offer great discount prices, and sharing such iconic parks as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with much fewer tourists is a once in a lifetime experience. Moreover, it will be very easy to apply social distancing over-here when going on a self-drive safari and camping in the bush. Do we need to say more?

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities and Roadtrip Africa's no risk payment terms.

Entry requirements and corona travel regulations for Tanzania and Zanzibar

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


  • When you arrive by plane, all travellers from 6 years and above, need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 96 hours (4 days). This applies to all, also those travellers who are fully vaccinated. 
  • 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 

You can do a PCR test in Tanzania 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 $ 50. 

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.