Visa Information

ALL visitors wishing to enter United Republic of Tanzania must OBTAIN AN APPROPRIATE VISA that will enable him\her to enter the country, EXCEPT nationals of the listed countries bellow, (who though may need entry permit clearance, they DO NOT NEED VISA) provided they are traveling on national passport of any of the following countries:

Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Malta, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Sao Tome & Principe Island, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Island, Swaziland, Tuvalu, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Nationals of the East African Community NEED NEITHER VISA NOR ENTRY PERMIT to enter United Republic of Tanzania.

If you are NOT a citizen of any of the above countries and you wish to enter Tanzania, YOU MUST OBTAIN VISA IN ADVANCE TO ENTER United Republic of Tanzania, PARTICULARLY if you are proceeding to Tanzania from a country where there IS a Tanzanian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to issue visas.

EXCEPTION:

The following nationalities cannot get a visa on arrival.

Afghanistan, All West African countries, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) & Yemen.

Certain Visitors, however, who proceed to United Republic of Tanzania from a country where there is NO Tanzania Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to issue visa, nor can they easily obtain such a visa from a nearest Tanzania Visa Office in their region, CAN proceed to Tanzania and obtain visa at one of the FOUR point of entries in Tanzania. These are:

Dar-es-Salaam International Airport, i.e. DIA,

Kilimanjaro International Airport, i.e. KIA,

Zanzibar International Airport, i.e. ZIA, & Namanga boarder crossing point, between Tanzania and Kenya.

Cost of obtaining required passports or visas:

Tanzania US$50pp, Kenya US$50pp. You will get the Visa at your arrival point; your passport needs to be valid at least half a year. American citizens need to pay US$100pp, and get only a multiple entry visa (since September 2007).

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