Visa policy of Tanzania

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Visitors to Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Tanzania

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Tanzania without a visa for up to 3 months:[1][2]

Tanzanian visa sample

* — not listed in the Immigration (Visa) Regulations, 2016 nor on Tanzania Immigration Department website.

Holders of diplomatic or service/official/special passports issued to nationals of Brazil,[5] China, India and Turkey do not require a visa for Tanzania. A similar agreement was signed with South Korea in July 2018 but it is yet to be ratified.[6]

Visa on arrival[edit]

All other nationalities, not included in the next chapter, that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa must be paid with notes of USD 50 or USD 100. The length of stay is determined at ports of entry.[7]

Visa required[edit]

Entry stamp
Exit stamp
Entry and exit stamps.

Citizens of the following countries and territories must obtain a visa in advance as they require approval of the Commissioner General of Immigration or the Commissioner of Immigration:[2][8]

The same regulation applies to stateless persons and persons with refugee status.

eVisa[edit]

Tanzania introduced an eVisa system on 26 November 2018.[9][10][11][12] It is obligatory to have a visa to enter Tanzania unless you are from one of a few countries which are visa exempt. When traveling to the country this normally presents you with two options. You can either enter with a prearranged Tanzania eVisa or get a visa on arrival.[13]

Mandatory vaccination[edit]

Yellow Fever vaccination certificate issued by Tanzania

Proof of Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers travelling through or from the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia.[14][15] The Tanzanian ministry of health mandates a transit time of more than 12 hours or a disembarkment from the immediate airport area from the above mentioned countries during transit as a possible health threat and requires travelers in such situations to possess Yellow Fever Certificates.[16]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Tanzania were from the following countries of nationality:[17]

Country/Territory 2021[18] 2019[19] 2018[20] 2017[21] 2016[22] 2015[23] 2014 2013
 Kenya 89,842 128,287 126,479 230,922 233,730 197,562 188,214 193,078
 Russia 77,422 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
 Burundi 75,507 32,070 37,643 66,357 63,530 48,210 51,553 34,873
 France 51,647 94,688 54,205 34,505 24,611 28,683 33,585 33,335
 United States 48,537 218,394 234,890 82,283 86,860 66,394 80,489 69,671
 Malawi 41,906 3,818 4,668 29,197 19,246 15,807 18,242 18,197
 Poland 38,860 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
 Rwanda 34,929 7,025 8,733 50,431 47,056 45,216 50,038 46,637
 South Africa 29,690 58,035 67,757 47,777 43,468 30,288 26,614 31,144
 DRC 29,031 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
 India 28,431 21,687 31,921 38,487 69,876 32,608 27,327 27,334
 Zambia 28,076 35,126 34,631 22,561 28,836 32,694 36,679 64,825
 Germany 25,081 82,470 81,308 58,394 57,643 52,236 47,262 53,951
 Uganda 23,855 30,545 48,182 37,160 37,870 37,253 36,420 39,488
 Ukraine 20,736 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
 United Kingdom 18,276 122,178 114,433 61,048 67,742 54,599 70,379 59,279
 Zimbabwe 16,791 31,308 33,878 26,543 22,148 30,533 36,497 30,765
 Spain 13,150 70,253 36,137 14,599 15,411 11,940 9,121 13,149
 Netherlands 9,634 83,998 42,160 26,542 24,197 20,150 23,710 20,633
 China 9,351 36,654 45,171 29,197 34,472 25,444 21,246 17,001
 Italy 7,013 99,270 58,722 51,758 50,715 53,742 49,518 57,372
 Israel 6,303 9,163 6,173 37,160 22,967 14,754 7,403 5,344
 Australia 1,825 29,017 28,458 15,926 15,411 15,807 15,962 17,336
Total 922,692 1,527,230 1,505,702 1,327,143 1,284,279 1,137,182 1,140,156 1,095,885

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Entry Requirements and Visa Information, Immigration Services Department of Tanzania
  2. ^ a b The immigration visa regulations, 2016
  3. ^ "Sahara: la Tanzanie "salue les efforts sérieux et crédibles du Maroc"". Médias24 (in French). 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1972/11/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "Concórdia". concordia.itamaraty.gov.br. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  6. ^ "South Korea, Tanzania ramp up diplomatic, economic ties - The Citizen".
  7. ^ "Visa Information". Archived from the original on 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  8. ^ List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa.
  9. ^ "Tanzania eVisa - Welcome". eservices.immigration.go.tz. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  10. ^ Tanzania launches e-visa, residence permit for foreigners
  11. ^ Tanzanie : le pays lance son e-visa
  12. ^ La Tanzanie adopte l'e-visa
  13. ^ https://www.tanzaniaonlinevisa.com/difference-evisa-visa-on-arrival/ Difference Between a Tanzania eVisa and a Visa on Arrival
  14. ^ "Visa Information". tanzaniaembassy-us.org. Government of Tanzania. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Countries with risk of yellow fever virus". cdc.gov. CDC. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  16. ^ "How To Enter Tanzania". countryreports.org. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  17. ^ Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics. Publications. Hotel and Tourism Statistics
  18. ^ "High Frequency Data end December 2021". National Bureau of Statistics.
  19. ^ "The 2019 International Visitors Exit Survey Report" (PDF). Bank of Tanzania.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "The 2018 International Visitors Exit Survey Report" (PDF). Bank of Tanzania.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "Tanzania Tourist Board Visitors Exit Survey 2017" (PDF). Bank of Tanzania. NBS Tanzania.
  22. ^ "The 2016 International Visitors' Exit Survey Report. International Tourist Arrivals. p. 73-77" (PDF). nbs.go.tz/. NBS Tanzania. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  23. ^ "The 2015 International visitors' Exit Survey Report. International Tourist Arrivals. p.63-68" (PDF). NBS Tanzania. Retrieved 18 December 2017.