During the rainy seasons, end of March till May and October to middle of December, exceptionally heavy rainfall and strong winds can occur. Abnormal weather conditions can affect travel. Tropical Storm Kenneth made landfall as an intense tropical cyclone in Northern Mozambique on Thursday 25 April 2019 and parts of Southern Tanzania have been affected. If travelling to affected regions, you should take extra care and follow any advice given by the local authorities.
Around 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
Although most visits to Tanzania are trouble-free, violent and armed crime is increasing. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. See Crime
If you need to contact the emergency services, dial 112 and ask for the emergency service you require.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Tanzania. See Terrorism
On 1 August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was declared in Beni territory, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Passengers travelling from the DRC may be subject to health screening at ports of entry in Tanzania. See Health
There is a threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. See River and sea travel
In the last few years there have been several ferry disasters in which hundreds of people have died. If you believe a ferry is overloaded or not seaworthy, don’t get on. See River and sea travel
Long distance buses are often involved in accidents which can be fatal. See Road travel
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.