Tanzania Visa and General Travel Requirements

Tanzania Visa and General Travel Requirements : Tanzania is a glorious nation endowed with breathtaking attractions. It is a traveler’s choice for those who want to view wildlife, hike breathtaking volcanos, or learn new cultures. However, to enter the borders of this fabulous you must abide by its entry requirements. We have compiled some important travel requirements.

General Travel Requirements

  1. Passport

When traveling to Tanzania, remember to bring a valid passport. They require a passport valid for at least six months after the arrival date and must have at least one blank page. To be sure your passport complies with the requirements, please check with your travel provider.

  1. Visa

You are required to have either a tourist or business visa. The visa must be valid for three months from the date of issue. If you don’t have a visa, worry not. You can issue a Tanzania visa at the Immigration Office upon your arrival at an entry point. The requirements for issuing a Tanzania visa will be covered below.

Applying for a Tanzania Visa

When speaking of Tanzania visa, it means the United Republic of Tanzania, which is Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. There are two ways of applying for a Tanzanian visa: An Online Visa (eVisa) and an On-arrival visa. You can no longer issue a Tanzania visa at an embassy.

The on-arrival visa facility is usually good for people whose nationalities do not fall under the Referral Visa category. If you want to issue a Tanzanian visa on arrival, make sure you check the status of your nationality. If it falls under the Referral Visa category, you are recommended to use the online visa application instead. For this category, applicants will have to wait for the approval of their application to start their journey. Please visit http://visa.immigration.go.tz/guidlines to see if your country is under the Referral Visa category.

Applying for a visa online is highly recommended because it saves time and money. You can opt for the online application form from wherever you are, pay for the particular visa you are applying for, and submit your application. Following that, you will receive an email advising you whether your application has been accepted or rejected. You can also be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for an interview if required.

Here is some important information before you apply for a Tanzanian visa:

Types of Visa

There are many types of visas in Tanzania, including ordinary or single-entry visas, multiple-entry visas, transit visas, business visas, gratis visas, and student visas. We’ll cover types of visas related to tourism. For more information about other types of visas, please visit the immigration website.

  • Ordinary Visa: This is also called single entry visa. It is a recommended option for foreign nationals who enter Tanzania for visits, tourism, leisure, holidays, and attending conferences. This visa is valid for not more than 90 days. All tourists are required to apply for this type of visa except for USA nationals.
  • Multiple Entry Visa: This visa is available to US citizens traveling to Tanzania for tourism, recreation, visiting friends, and so on. It is valid for 12 months. This does not mean a visitor will stay in the country for 12 months but for 3 months for each entry. Other foreign nationals can also apply for multiple entry visas. They should follow the guidelines.

Requirements for Visa

  • Ordinary Visa: To apply for this visa, you must have a copy of your valid passport, return ticket of your flight, dully filled declaration form, and 50 USD visa fee.
  • Multiple Entry Visa (USA nationals): You will have to submit a recent passport-size photo, a copy of your valid passport, a return ticket, and a 100 USD Visa fee.
  • Multiple Entry Visa (Others): You will need a recent passport-size photo, a copy of your valid passport, a permission letter from the Commissioner General of Immigration of Commission of Immigration Zanzibar, a return ticket, and 100USD Visa fee.

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  1. Vaccination Requirements

All visitors entering Tanzania are required to get vaccines for recommended infections. Here are the details of the vaccines:

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

This requirement is not for all travelers. We advise you to bring a yellow fever vaccination certificate if you’re coming from a country listed as a transmission risk. Please find this list on the official website. You will produce a yellow vaccination certificate to the Immigration Officer upon your arrival.

  • COVID-19 Requirements

There are no COVID-19 vaccination certificate or test certificate requirements in Tanzania. However, the embassies of many countries in Tanzania advise their citizens to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Other recommended vaccines

Visitors should get vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, tetanus, TB, and typhoid.

  1. Other requirements
  • All visitors coming to Tanzania must enter through legitimate entry points, such as airports, ports, and border stations. Failure to enter through these entry points will lead to denial of entry.
  • Visitors should not take wildlife products into and out of Tanzania. If you have legally bought any wildlife product, make sure you have a permit from the Ministry of Resources and Tourism.
  • Visitors should be ready to show their return ticket at the border control. They should show that they have enough funds to stay for a certain period.

At Focus East Africa Safaris, we value our clients by helping them comply with Tanzania travel requirements. If you want a Tanzanian Visa for your next adventure, contact us. We are ready to help you.

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