Foreign travel advice

Tanzania

Summary

Around 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Presidential and Parliamentary elections took place in Zanzibar on 25 October 2015 but were subsequently nullified. A re-run of elections has been announced for 20 March. There is a risk of heightened tensions following the announcement. You should be aware of your surroundings, extra vigilant and avoid large crowds or public demonstrations.

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

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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 3 ferry disasters in which hundreds of people have died. If you believe a ferry is overloaded or unseaworthy, don’t get on. See River and sea travel

Long distance buses are often involved in accidents which can be fatal. See Road travel

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.