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. Restaurants, Lodges, campsites and National Parks are open.


  • When you arrive by plain, you either need to show a Vaccination Certificate or a negative COVID PCR test result, based on a sample collected within 72 hours ( 3 days) before arrival to Tanzania.
  • You are required to do a rapid test upon arrival, which costs $ 25. This applies to all travellers, regardless if you are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test form your home country. 
  • If you enter Tanzania overland, crossing the border from Uganda or Kenya, you also either need to show a Vaccination Certificate or 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 down from morning till noon.

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 often not met, as all samples have to be flown to the lab in Dar es Salaam. For the safe side, calculate with 72 hours. 

In Dar es Salaam, you can go to Amana Hospital, and the results should be know within 48 hours. 

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and no risk payment terms

We accept cash payment on arrival and online payments by credit card or bank transfer can be done up to one day before your departure date. No down payments required. Hence, there are no payment risks involved.