Important Travel Advice for Tanzania


Visa Requirements

A valid passport and visa are required to enter Tanzania.

Please check with your local Tanzanian Embassy for the latest information on visa requirements. See below links to visa information in countries which are home to our most frequent visitors:

Tanzania High Commission, UK

Embassy of Tanzania, Germany

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania, USA

Tanzania Embassy, China

Tanzanian embassies issue visas for single entry (approx $50 or £40 or e50) and double entry ($100 or £70 or e70) if you are planning to cross into Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya for an excursion. They will not issue visas for more than two entries.

Tanzanian tourist visa’s are normally valid for 3 to 6 months from the date of issue.

You can obtain a visa at all airports in Tanzania as well as at the border crossings, but it is advised to obtain one before you travel.


Health and Vaccinations 

If you are travelling directly from Europe or the USA, no vaccinations are currently required by law to enter Tanzania. However, if you are travelling from a country where yellow fever is present you will need to provide a certificate showing that you gave been inoculated.

We would recommend that you visit a health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and discuss any preventive measures.

Several vaccinations are highly recommended when travelling to Tanzania: Yellow Fever; Typhoid; Hepatitis A; and Diphtheria.

It is also recommended that you are up to date with your polio, tetanus and rabies vaccinations.

Anti Malaria medication should be seriously considered and mosquito repellent carried at all times.

As medical facilities are limited across the country, please make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of medical treatment including evacuation by air ambulance and repatriation.


Food and Water

It is recommended that you drink only bottled water at all times.  

Be careful of fresh fruits, vegetables and salads which are served to you. They may have been washed with dirty water.


Please remember that we are a Tanzania company with offices across the country so are able to give you up-to-the-minute advice on travelling in our country from the moment you contact us.