You might need a visa to enter Tanzania, depending on your nationality. You can apply for the visa online or when you arrive at the airport.
For an online visa, you are required to fill in the online form, to complete the payment and to submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed, which will take a few days or weeks. Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also track their application status through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzania Mission or Consulate for interviews.
We recommend that clients obtain their visas prior to arrival in order to expedite the immigration process at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
To apply your visa online visit the Tanzania Immigration website at the following link:
For details on Entry Requirements and Visa Information that need to be considered before processing your application click the following link:
The following information was obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tanzania.
Recommended Vaccinations and Preventive Medications
The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to East Africa. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need.
- Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG). Transmission of hepatitis A virus can occur through direct person-to-person contact; through exposure to contaminated water, ice, or shellfish harvested in contaminated water; or from fruits, vegetables, or other foods that are eaten uncooked and that were contaminated during harvesting or subsequent handling.
- Hepatitis B, especially if you might be exposed to blood or body fluids (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment. Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11-12 years who did not receive the series as infants.
- Malaria: your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in East Africa, including cities. See your health care provider for a prescription antimalarial drug.
- Meningococcal (meningitis) if you plan to visit countries in this region that experience epidemics of meningococcal disease during December through June.
- Rabies, pre-exposure vaccination, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
- Typhoid vaccine. Typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated drinking water or food, or by eating food or drinking beverages that have been handled by a person who is infected. Large outbreaks are most often related to fecal contamination of water supplies or foods sold by street vendors
- Yellow fever, a viral disease that occurs primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America, is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The virus is also present in Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers to endemic areas and may be required to cross certain international borders (For country specific requirements, see Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirements and Information on Malaria Risk and Prophylaxis, by Country.). Vaccination should be given 10 days before travel and at 10 year intervals if there is on-going risk.
- As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria, measles, and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults.
Tanzanian regulatory authorities have made it illegal to use drones in Tanzania National Parks (including Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, etc.)
To fly a drone legally, you must first register the drone in Tanzania, have a pilot’s license, have mandatory drone insurance, have a special permit from the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, and get permission from the Ministry of Defense and National Service.