Important Note: This is a guide only – please check with your nearest Tanzanian Consulate for up to date information.
Almost all nationalities of visitor require visas, with the exception of certain countries of the Commonwealth. You should acquire a visa before travelling, because some airlines insist on them prior to departure. Depending on nationality and country of origin, a visa may be obtained on arrival at Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro airports and at Namanga Gate on the Tanzania/Kenya border.
Despite being part of the union of Tanzania, Zanzibar remains independent. Passports and a Tanzanian visa are required for even a single day’s visit. Requirements may change so you are advised to contact your nearest Tanzanian Consulate before finalising your travel arrangements.
Visas cost US $ 50-100 depending on nationality and are usually valid for three months. Requirements for obtaining a visa are: a passport valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay, two passport photographs, proof of sufficient funds, two application forms and a detailed itinerary stating the reason for your visit. Sometimes a photocopy of your airline tickets is required.