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Tanzania Visa & Documents

Documents

Some important documents you need with you and should keep with you at all times you are travelling (in your hand luggage not your main luggage). This may be too much for some, you welcome to speak to our tour assistance if you need any advice.

– Passport and passport copy
– Visa
– Airline travel documents
– Insurance (see insurance section)
– Booking confirmation
– Yellow fever certificate (see vaccines and malaria section)

Internet connections and printers can easily be out of service or hard to access in remote locations in Tanzania. You should have hard copies of important documents and a digital copy on your mobile device.

Visas

Please note that this information was correct at the time of writing however rules can change and the latest information is available at the dedicated government immigration website: https://www.immigration.go.tz.

All foreigners (non Tanzanian citizens or residents) are required to have a valid visa for entry into the country unless your nationality or passport allows for special exclusions. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the end of your tour. Although this visa can be obtained on arrival from an entry point (airport / border for most nationalities) we recommend obtaining this via the new E-visa system launched in 2019 or from your local consulate / embassy if available in your country.

You can access the online portal here to apply: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

Please note: A visa on arrival is not possible for all nationalities. The following nationalities require a ‘referral visa’ that should be applied for before you purchase flight tickets, confirm your tour. You can still apply for this via the online portal or your local embassy / consulate.

 

We can assist with provisional bookings and cover letters if required.

Nationals of the following countries require a referral visa and cannot obtain a visa on arrival:
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Chad
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Iran
Iraq
Kazakhstan Republic
Kyrgyzstan Republic
Lebanon
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Senegal
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Somali land
Sierra Leone
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Yemen and
Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.

If your nationality is not listed above, you should be able to obtain a visa easily online or on arrival however there is still no guarantee you will get the visa and it’s always best to do this beforehand.

Remember it is your own responsibility to obtain the necessary visa to enter the country and delays caused from visa issues could incur costs and cause delays on your tour.

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