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:[8][9]

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

eVisa[edit]

Tanzania introduced an eVisa system on 26 November 2018.[10][11][12][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 2017[18] 2016[19] 2015[20] 2014 2013
 Kenya 230,922 233,730 197,562 188,214 193,078
 United States 82,283 86,860 66,394 80,489 69,671
 Burundi 66,357 63,530 48,210 51,553 34,873
 United Kingdom 61,048 67,742 54,599 70,379 59,279
 Germany 58,394 57,643 52,236 47,262 53,951
 Italy 51,758 50,715 53,742 49,518 57,372
 Rwanda 50,431 47,056 45,216 50,038 46,637
 South Africa 47,777 43,468 30,288 26,614 31,144
 India 38,487 69,876 32,608 27,327 27,334
 Uganda 37,160 37,870 37,253 36,420 39,488
 Israel 37,160 22,967 14,754 7,403 N/A
 France 34,505 24,611 28,683 33,585 33,335
 China 29,197 34,472 25,444 21,246 N/A
 Malawi 29,197 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Netherlands 26,542 24,197 20,150 23,710 20,633
 Zambia N/A 28,836 32,694 36,679 64,825
 Zimbabwe N/A 22,148 30,533 36,497 30,765
Total 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. ^ The immigration visa regulations, 2016
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1972/11/monstate.pdf
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ http://immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/services/visa-information
  8. ^ The immigration visa regulations, 2016
  9. ^ List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa.
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ Tanzania launches e-visa, residence permit for foreigners
  12. ^ Tanzanie : le pays lance son e-visa
  13. ^ La Tanzanie adopte l'e-visa
  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. ^ "Tanzania Tourist Board Visitors Exit Survey 2017" (PDF). Bank of Tanzania. NBS Tanzania.
  19. ^ "The 2016 International Visitors' Exit Survey Report. International Tourist Arrivals. p. 73-77" (PDF). nbs.go.tz/. NBS Tanzania. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  20. ^ "The 2015 International visitors' Exit Survey Report. International Tourist Arrivals. p.63-68" (PDF). NBS Tanzania. Retrieved 18 December 2017.