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Tanzania travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Tanzania. Tanzania is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Tanzania. Tanzania is part of Africa with main city at Dodoma. Its Least Developed country with a population of 55M people. The main currency is Tanzanian Shilling. The languages spoken are Swahili and English.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Tanzania


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For entry into Tanzania

International travel to Tanzania is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
Vaccine certificates must include a QR code.
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative RT-PCR or NAAT test, taken within the previous 72 hours, before departure. Test certificates must include a QR code.
Arrivals without a valid test certificate will be administered a rapid antigen test upon arrival at the cost of $10 USD. Those testing positive will undergo an RT-PCR test for confirmation, at the cost of $50 USD.
For more details Ministry of Health, Tanzania

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Tanzania

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Tanzania

There are no restrictions on public gatherings or services. Some hotels, bars and restaurants remain closed for the time being. You should continue to practice measures recommended by PHE such as hand washing and social distancing.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Tanzania

Exercise a high degree of caution

You must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations with a QR code when you enter Tanzania. If you're not fully vaccinated, you'll be required to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test with a QR code taken within 72 hours of departure. We continue to advise 'Reconsider your need to travel' to the Mtwara region due to the threat of terrorism and kidnappings. See β€˜Safety’. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Tanzania overall due to the risk of serious crime.Β Higher levels apply in some areas.
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