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 8 May 2018, 2 cases of Ebola were confirmed in the western town of Bikoro, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 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.