Presidential, parliamentary and local elections took place on 25 October. There may still be heightened tensions throughout Tanzania, particularly in Zanzibar. You should be aware of your surroundings 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
Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, especially for shipping that does not take appropriate precautions. There have been an increasing number of piracy attacks in the waters immediately off Tanzania. See River and sea travel
In the last few years there have been 2 major ferry disasters in which hundreds of people have died. A number of people were also killed in a ferry incident in January 2014. 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
Around 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.