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Travel Visa Express can assist you with passport and visa applications to travel around the world. If you are interested in Tanzania visa, we hope you will take advantage of our personalized service from the team of travel experts.
Tanzania offers electronic visas to most travelers, and US citizens can apply for multiple-entry visas valid for up to 12 months.

TANZANIA TRAVEL VISA REQUIREMENTS

Tanzania Electronic Visa


To apply for an Electronic Travel Visa (ETV) visa you will be asked to complete an online visa application and provide the following:

  • Scan of the United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
  • Scan of a passport-style (2"x2") photograph taken within the last 6 months with a plain white background.
  • Flight Itinerary.
  • Scan of a valid passport or national picture ID of the person to be visited in Tanzania (for private visits).
  • Cover letter from the host organization detailing purpose of the trip and a scan of business license or registration certificate of the host company (for business visits).

Electronic Travel Visa (ETV) can only be used at five entry points:
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)
  • Namanga border
  • Tunduma border

Tanzania Travel Visa Price

$199
Multiple Entry

Validity: 12 months

Request processing time
15 business days

including Consular Fee
$219
Multiple Entry

Validity: 12 months

Request processing time
10 business days

including Consular Fee
How does it work?
1

Apply online

We will review a scan of your documents and application for any errors and let you know if additional steps are required. It’s FREE!
2
Send us your documents
After ensuring everything is OK just mail us your documents through secure tracked shipping service (FedEx, DHL, or UPS). In some cases we may not even need the physical copy!
3
Receive your passport or visa
Once your Visa is ready we will mail it to you via FedEx or DHL right to your doorstep.
US or Worldwide… we’ll get your documents to you wherever you may be.

HEALTH IN TANZANIA

In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in or near the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu. First responders generally are unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment.


Ambulance services are:

  • Not present throughout the country or are unreliable in most areas except Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Eldoret;
  • Not equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment; and
  • Injured or seriously ill travelers may prefer to take a taxi or private vehicle to the nearest major hospital rather than wait for an ambulance.

The following diseases are prevalent:

  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis
  • Measles
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV

FAQ for travelers in Tanzania

Question
Do I need to show my COVID-19 certificate in Tanzania?
Answer:
Fully vaccinated passengers must show a verifiable full vaccination certificate otherwise, they will be treated as unvaccinated/partially vaccinated under this protocol.

All travellers arriving in Tanzania through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.
Question
If I'm not vaccinated can I travel to travel to Tanzania?
Answer:
You can travel to Tanzania without COVID-19 vaccination only if:
You have medical conditions precluding vaccination.
Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.

You have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days.
Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
Question
I am flying to Tanzania with my children. Do they need PCR?
Answer:
Children aged 5 years and below will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests requirements.
Question
Do I need to have a negative PCR before my flight to Tanzania?
Answer:
All travelers coming to Tanzania who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test. Passengers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with a QR code for verification upon arrival.

All eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry in Tanzania, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry.
Question:
Do I need to do PCR-test after my arrival in Tanzania?
Answer:
Passengers arriving from certain countries experiencing high COVID-19 case numbers are obliged to take a rapid antigen test on arrival in Tanzania, at their own expense (USD 10 for Tanzania Mainland). If found positive, they will be tested with RT PCR for confirmation and will be required to self-isolate.

Question:
Do I need to use a mask on my flight to Tanzania?
Answer:
Masks are still required on flights traveling to Tanzania.
Question:
Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?
Answer:
Yes. You must obtain your Tanzanian visa from the Tanzania embassy or consulate in advance of your travel.
The Government of Tanzania also requires COVID-specific testing prior to arrival.
Question:
Do children under 18 need PCR or vaccine traveling to Tanzania?
Answer:
All travelers arriving in Tanzania through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. Only children aged 5 years and below will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests requirements.

Question:
Is a negative COVID-19 test PCR required for entry to Tanzania?
Answer:

Yes. All eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry in Tanzania, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the place of entry.

Question:
My PCR-test result after my arrival in Tanzania is positive – what happens now?
Answer:
You should not go to the airport as you may be stopped from checking-in or boarding the aircraft by your airline. You may also have primary close contacts in your travelling group. These people should not travel as you may have passed the infection on to them. A primary close contact is anyone who has had unprotected exposure to a confirmed case. You and your primary close contacts should immediately isolate and seek advice from your local health authority.
Question:
I or someone I am traveling with is not eligible for vaccination or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. What should we do?
Answer:
People who cannot be vaccinated need to have a medical certificate which indicates that they have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, that is, they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Question:
Can I get COVID-19 in Tanzania?
Answer:

Tanzania still is identifying COVID-19 cases, and, due to an increasing number of cases in several countries, surveillance is being intensified and travel protocols are strictly enforced.

Question:
What areas are not safe in Tanzania?
Answer:

Terrorists have targeted the Cabo Delgado province near the Tanzania and Mozambique border area. Avoid travelling to within 30km of the border with Mozambique, in the Mtwara region, due to the threat of militant attacks, terrorism and kidnappings.

What is a visa to Tanzania?

If you want to go to Tanzania, you must apply for a (ETV) visa before entering the country.
The visa can be called a sticker issued by the Tanzania government and affixed to the passport. With this visa you are allowed to enter the territory of Tanzania.
The visa will be checked during passport control in Tanzania.

What is the difference between tourist and business visa to Tanzania?

Tourists from USA always need a visa to Tanzania, this visa is suitable for multiple-entry for 1 year.
Business visas are different. They can be applied for for 1 entry (single-entry) for 90 days.

Do children need to provide their own visa to Tanzania?

Yes, also like adults. They must be able to present a visa when entering Tanzania. As parents they should also have their own passport (so children are not credited in the passport of a parent), which will contain the visa.

How long will it take before I get my visa?

The costs for the visa can vary per visa and processing time. Normally a standard application takes 9 working days. However, there is a possibility to use an agency like travelvisaexpress who can help you to make an emergency procedure in 7 working days.
We also must say that sometimes it takes the embassy longer to assess your application than the stated average processing time for this.

How do I send my passport and documents?

There are a number of delivery methods.
Most of them we are talking about are here.
The possibility and costs depend on the the time and the courier service.
You can contact us for the possibilities of sending your documents.

Is it possible to extend Tanzania visa?

No, it must be mentioned that it is not possible to renew a visa. You also must note that any new visa application for Tanzania will immediately invalidate any old visa for Tanzania. So only submit a new visa application when you no longer want to use any previously issued visas to Tanzania.

Which conditions apply to my passport if I want get Tanzania visa?

The passport must be valid for at least six months after each entry.
The passport must contain at least two blank pages.
The passport must be free of covers and loose content.

Can I get Tanzania visa urgent?

Yes. Tanzania visa can also be made urgently. The usual delivery time for both the business and tourist visa is 9 working days. In travelvisaexpress we provide Tanzania visa for 9 and 7 days. If you make an urgent request, this will take 7 working days.

My application has been denied by Tanzanian embassy. Can I get my money back?

No. We must pay the visa in advance. If the Tanzania government decides that you are not allowed to enter the country for any reason, we cannot get costs back.

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