The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to:
- any area within 20km of the Tanzanian border with the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, due to attacks by groups linked with Islamic extremism.
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Tanzania’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
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
On occasion, demonstrations and political rallies across Tanzania have turned violent and resulted in fatalities. You should avoid all demonstrations and rallies. See Safety and security
During the rainy seasons, end of March till May and October to middle of December, exceptionally heavy rainfall and strong winds can occur.
Plastic bags are banned for environmental reasons. See Local laws and customs
Terrorists are very 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.