Foreign travel advice

Tanzania

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

Travel to Tanzania is subject to entry restrictions

  • To enter Tanzania, passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the 72 hours prior to boarding their flight.
  • The Government of Tanzania has removed mandatory 14-day quarantine requirements for visitors on arrival. However, Tanzania is implementing temperature screening for passengers on arrival. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, you may be required to quarantine at a government-designated facility at your own expense.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Return travel to the UK is subject to self-isolation requirements

If you’re returning to the UK, you will need to:

  • provide your journey and contact details
  • self-isolate for 14 days

Check the guidance on entering or returning to the UK.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Tanzania, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Given the rapidly changing situation in Tanzania we have temporarily withdrawn a limited number of UK staff and their dependants from our High Commission. The High Commission will continue to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British people in Tanzania.

Around 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania every year.

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

During the rainy seasons, end of March till May and October to middle of December, exceptionally heavy rainfall and strong winds can occur. See Natural disasters

As of 1 June 2019, plastic bags are banned for environmental reasons. See Local laws and customs

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Tanzania. See Terrorism

If you need to contact the emergency services, dial 112 and ask for the emergency service you require.

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, do not 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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.