The following information has been obtained from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Smartraveller website.  However, as every country decides who can enter or leave through its borders, and entry and exit requirements can change at short notice, we recommend you reconfirm all requirements before you depart.



To enter Tanzania, you must:

  • take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival, and present the negative certificate at your point of entry;
  • on arrival, pay $25 USD to undertake a mandatory rapid test;
  • complete the Ministry of Health’s online surveillance form within 24 hours of arrival

Depending on your origin or transit countries you may also be required to undertake 14 days quarantine at your own cost.


If you want to leave Tanzania and you need a COVID-19 test before travelling, you can book a test on the Ministry of Health’s online booking system.
Check COVID-19 requirements with your airline(s) and all transit locations prior to travel.


The Tanzanian government advises international travellers to follow infection prevention and control measures such as hand hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing.


You need a visa to enter Tanzania and Tanzania has introduced an online visa application form that needs to be submitted and approved online in advance of travel.
Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice.
Tanzania is very strict with enforcing visa rules.


Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Tanzania if arriving from or transiting through a yellow fever risk country. Some airlines may want to see one when you leave.  Find out about returning to Australia after exposure to yellow fever.

Additional useful links:

High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania for the most up to date information on visas, currency, customs and quarantine rules, and the online visa application form.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Health’s website
Countries with a risk of yellow fever 
COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map


The above information and links are made available to you for information purposes only and the content is not intended to serve as the sole and exclusive basis for your assessment and decision making. Although The Classic Safari Company (TCSC) makes every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations, warranties, or other assurances, express or implied, about the accuracy, sufficiency, relevance, and correctness of this information, and nothing contained herein constitutes a recommendation, endorsement or opinion by TCSC. Links to third-party websites are provided as a courtesy.