Travel requirements
Tanzania visa policy

Tanzania visa policy

The visa policy for Tanzania is a set of rules that underlines entry requirements to the country. Before the trip, travelers should check if they are eligible to stay there with a visa or without it, as it depends on nationality, travel purpose, and length of visit.

Around 60 countries can go to Tanzania visa-free for a short time (up to 90 days). The rest of the visitors must obtain a visa to cross the Tanzania boundary. All travelers must complete the Tanzania Health Surveillance Form and provide information about themselves, their health, and travel details.

The best option is a Tanzania eVisa. Approximately 150 citizens can obtain online visas to Tanzania and save time and effort, as no visit to the embassy or consulate is needed. It is very easy to apply; travelers need to complete the visa form, cover the fee, and wait for confirmation.

Only citizens from Iraq can apply for a visa on arrival. This visa type is not available for the rest of the nationals who can apply for a regular visa at the embassy or for an online visa.

What is more, the Tanzania entry requirements are straightforward. You only need the following documents: an arrival declaration card, a passport that won’t expire within the next 6 months, a visa (if required), a return or onward ticket, sufficient funds, and a yellow fever vaccination certificate (if you come from the risk area).

Who can enter Tanzania?

Visitors who are eligible and have the necessary documents, such as valid passports and a completed Health Surveillance Form, can go to Tanzania without problems.

Currently, no visa bans are in place, so all nationalities may enter Tanzania if they meet the requirements.

Entry Requirements to Tanzania

All travelers who want to visit Tanzania must meet the entry requirements for Tanzania. They need to prepare the necessary documents and check all the important information to visit Tanzania.

Documents checklist for entering Tanzania

Before the trip, check if you have all the necessary documents:

  • arrival declaration card
  • passport valid for at least 6 months
  • visa (if necessary)
  • return/onward ticket
  • proof of sufficient funds
  • yellow fever vaccination certificate (if traveling from the risk area).

Remember that requirements may change anytime, so check the information on the governmental website.

Methods of Getting a Visa to Tanzania

According to Tanzania visa requirements, there are several methods to obtain a visa. Travelers may apply for a Tanzania online visa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional visa at the embassy, depending on nationality, travel purpose, and length of stay.

If you travel to Tanzania for sightseeing, leisure, or to visit friends, a tourist visa online is the best choice. No visit to the embassy or consulate is necessary.

Electronic visa (e-Visa)

A Tanzania visa online is a single-entry permit valid for 90 days, enabling a 30-day stay in the country (USA citizens can obtain a multiple-entry visa valid for 1 year, which allows 3 months of stay). The process of application is straightforward. Travelers must complete the application form, cover the fee and wait for confirmation.

Visa on arrival

A visa on arrival is designed for travelers who would like to obtain a visa after entry to the country. It is available only to the citizens of Iraq who need to wait in line and cover the necessary fee.

Regular visa

Around 40 countries must apply for a visa at the embassy. Also, those who want to travel for a different purpose than tourism or stay longer in Tanzania need to contact the nearest embassy or consulate. A face-to-face appointment is required in this case.

Countries and regions which require a visa for entry into Tanzania

Check the list of eligible countries and prepare earlier for your trip.

Electronic visa

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • AngolaAngola
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • ArubaAruba
  • Aland IslandsAland Islands
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BeninBenin
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelarusBelarus
  • CanadaCanada
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CubaCuba
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EgyptEgypt
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • FranceFrance
  • GabonGabon
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuamGuam
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JordanJordan
  • JapanJapan
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ComorosComoros
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • LaosLaos
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MartiniqueMartinique
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MexicoMexico
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NepalNepal
  • NiueNiue
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • TogoTogo
  • ThailandThailand
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • UkraineUkraine
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VietnamVietnam
  • MayotteMayotte
  • QatarQatar
  • PalauPalau
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • ReunionReunion
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy
  • Sint MaartenSint Maarten
  • BonaireBonaire

Regular visa

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • BermudaBermuda
  • Cocos IslandsCocos Islands
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • Christmas IslandChristmas Island
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • EritreaEritrea
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • IranIran
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • MaliMali
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • NigerNiger
  • Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • PakistanPakistan
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • SyriaSyria
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TokelauTokelau
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • YemenYemen
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • PalestinePalestine
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • Isle of ManIsle of Man
  • GuernseyGuernsey
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • JerseyJersey
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory

Visa on arrival

  • IraqIraq

Visa-free entry

  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelizeBelize
  • CyprusCyprus
  • DominicaDominica
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GhanaGhana
  • GambiaGambia
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • KenyaKenya
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MacauMacau
  • MaltaMalta
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • NauruNauru
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • SwazilandSwaziland
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • UgandaUganda
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

Entry requirements for children

All visitors who want to travel to Tanzania must meet the Tanzania entry requirements, including children. Mainly a visa, a valid passport, and Health Surveillance Form are needed. Check all information before visiting Tanzania to enjoy a stay without problems.

Transit information

A transit visa is necessary in case of citizens who are not from visa-free countries and want to leave the transit zone for up to 7 days. Besides the visa, an onward ticket must be provided.

Important information

  • It is possible to obtain a Tanzania eVisa, visa on arrival, or a traditional visa.
  • A visa on arrival is available only for citizens of Iraq.
  • The USA citizens can apply for a multiple-entry visa valid for 1 year.
  • A yellow fever vaccination proof is necessary to visit Tanzania in case you travel from the risk areas.
  • A transit visa is mandatory if you want to leave the transit zone and are not from a visa-free country.
  • A Tanzania tourist visa online is a single-entry permit available for around 150 nationalities.
  • The entry requirements for children are the same as for adults.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

A visa to Tanzania is necessary for all travelers who are not from a visa-free country, want to stay longer in Tanzania, or for a different purpose than tourism. Check the list of eligible nationalities and pick the best option for your trip.

What are the methods of getting a visa for Tanzania?

There are three main methods of obtaining a visa to Tanzania: an eVisa, a visa on arrival, and a traditional visa that can be obtained at the embassy or consulate. It is advisable to check all the information and prepare before the trip.

Can I get a Tanzania visa on arrival?

A Tanzania visa on arrival is available only for citizens of Iraq. The rest of the travelers must apply for an eVisa or a regular visa at the embassy.

What are the requirements for going to Tanzania?

All travelers who want to visit Tanzania must prepare an arrival declaration card, a passport that won't expire within the next 6 months, a visa (if necessary), a return/onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds, and yellow fever vaccination (if traveling from the risk area).

Do I need a visa to transit through Tanzania?

A transit visa is needed for travelers from non-visa-free countries who want to leave the transit zone at the airport.

What are the requirements for children traveling to Tanzania?

The requirements for children are the same as for adults. Check the Tanzania entry conditions and prepare the necessary documents to visit the country.