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

By-elections are scheduled for Saturday 17 February 2018 in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam. The police response will be heightened around polling stations and the local area, and political demonstrations are expected. Traffic congestion from the demonstrations and police response is highly likely and may affect the administrative areas of Kinondoni, Masaki, Msasani and Oysterbay.

You should take care, be aware of your surroundings and avoid large crowds or public demonstrations. Make sure you have a means of communication with you at all times and monitor local media for updates.

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

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.