Most tourists visiting Tanzania from overseas will require a valid tourist visa.
Visas can be obtained from your nearest Tanzanian mission or consulate, usually within one day.
Though this is the recommended approach, it is also possible to obtain a tourist’s visa for a single entry at any one of the following four main entry points to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration and health requirements:
- Dar es Salaam International Airport
- Zanzibar International Airport
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
- Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya boarder point)
For all other entry points in Tanzania, visitors must hold a valid visa prior to arrival.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the time of your trip. You may also be asked to provide proof of your return flight (such as an itinerary) when applying for your visa. If applying at a mission or consulate, you will also have to provide 2 passport photos.
The visa fee for most nationalities will be US $50 for a single entry. Visa fee for a double entry is 70USD. For US citizens the fee is usually US $100 for a multiple entry.
Tourist visas will be valid for 3 months from the issue date.
If travelling from a yellow fever area, you will also have to provide a yellow fever certificate at the Tanzanian border.
To see a full list of which countries require a visa and which do not, click here