Do I require a visa to enter Tanzania?
Most travellers do require a visa to enter Tanzania. Citizens of the following countries do NOT require a visa to enter Tanzania:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Virgin Islands, Brunei Kingdom, Cayman islands, Christmas Island, Cocos, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Isle of Man, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saint Helena, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa Republic, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Can I get a visa on arrival?
If you require a tourist visa, you can get it either from your country of residence or upon arrival in Tanzania (although obtaining your visa before arrival is recommended to avoid potential hassles). Please note that citizens of certain countries require a referral visa before arrival.
Referred visas are ones that require special clearance or permission from the Director of Immigration Services in Dar es Salaam or the Principal Immigration Officer in Zanzibar. Citizens of following countries must have referred visas in order to enter Tanzania: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and refugees & stateless individuals.
If you are a citizen of one of the above countries, you are encouraged to contact the nearest Tanzanian Mission abroad for further information on applying for a referred visa.
How much does a Tanzania visa cost?
An ordinary visa costs US $50; a multiple entry visa costs US $100; and a transit visa costs US $30.
Tanzania Visa Requirements
Documents required for obtaining a Tanzanian tourist visa
- A completed application form, signed by the applicant
- Your actual passport (with minimum 6 months validity and at least one unused page for stamps)
- Two (2) recent passport-sized, colour photographs
- Copy of your individual or group travel itinerary
- Proof of return travel (copy of flight itinerary or confirmation slip including dates of travel from travel agent)
- For minors (under age 18) traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian, proof of permission to travel by both parents/legal guardians
- Payment of the prescribed application fee
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination (if applicable)
We recommend that you verify the above details with your local Tanzanian Mission or Consulate.
Tanzania Visa requirements for Indian citizens
Citizens of India require a visa to enter Tanzania. If you are applying from India, please visit this link to see the full requirements for Tanzanian visas for Indian citizens.
Tanzania Visa requirements for U.S. citizens
Citizens of the United States require a visa to enter Tanzania. If you are applying from the United States, please visit this link to see the full requirements for Tanzanian visas for U.S. citizens.
If you have questions about the visa process, please contact your local Tanzanian Mission or Consulate.