There are strict entry and import regulations at the Tanzanian border that you must follow. Learn about all the necessary documents, processes, and guidelines for traveling to Tanzania and get practical tips for your entry.
If you want to enter Tanzania, you will need to present some documents to the responsible border guards upon arrival. These include:
Depending on the case, you may be required to provide additional evidence to support the need for your travel to Tanzania.
If you are traveling to Tanzania with children, we recommend that you bring the following documents, in addition to travel passports and approved eVisas:
Before and during your trip, you will be asked to provide some information by your airline or shipping company, as well as by customs and border guards. Forms to be completed include, for example, a health declaration, a customs form, and the Arrival/Departure Card.
You will receive the Arrival/Departure Card during your journey or at the latest in the arrival hall shortly before the border crossing. On this card, you must provide the following information:
Hand over the completed Arrival Card to the border official together with your other travel documents.
The health declaration for an entry to Tanzania is officially called "Traveller's Health Surveillance" and contains the following data:
You must complete and submit the online form within 24 hours prior to your arrival in Tanzania. Print your confirmation and place it with the rest of your travel documents. Children also need their own Traveller's Health Surveillance form.
If you have been in a yellow fever zone before your arrival in Tanzania, you will need a yellow fever vaccination for entry. Vaccinations against COVID-19, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, and meningococcal disease (ACWY) are also recommended.
There is no insurance required for entering Tanzania. However, we recommend that you purchase travel health insurance to provide you with adequate protection while you are there.
Upon arrival in Tanzania, you will apply for your entry permit with the border official in charge by presenting your travel documents at the counter. You might be asked some questions about your personal circumstances, the reason for your trip, your ties to your home country, and your future travel plans.
During the interview, answer briefly, accurately, and truthfully, and follow all instructions. If the border officials deem you suitable for entry, you will be issued a visitor's pass valid for a maximum of three months (or six months for citizens of EAC member states).
When entering Tanzania, be sure to follow the applicable import regulations. The bringing of means of payment, plants, and animal products is strictly regulated.
You are allowed to take the following amounts of goods into Tanzania free of duty:
If you are taking currency equivalent to more than $ 10,000 into Tanzania, you must declare it on your customs declaration.
The importation of plants and animal products into Tanzania requires a permit. You can make an application to the Director of Agriculture and Food Security and the National Food Commission. This concerns:
If you are traveling to Tanzania with medications, always carry an English letter from the doctor, the prescription, and the original packaging. Medicines must have a use-by period of at least six months at the time of importation.
You may not bring the following items into Tanzania: