Tanzania Entry Requirements

Tanzania Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes 2 Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes/1/2 Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes 2 Yes
Austria Yes Yes 2 Yes
Germany Yes Yes 2 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for 6 months beyond the stay.

Visa information

Required for nationals of the following countries listed in the table above, among others. Visitor’s Pass on Arrival: Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above will receive a Visitor’s Pass on arrival for a stay of up to 3 months: [1] Malta, Romania and Cyprus. e-Visa: Nationals of the following countries listed in the table above are required to apply for an e-Visa prior to entry, including: [2] (a) Germany, Austria and Switzerland and all EU countries (exception: nationals of Malta, Romania and Cyprus who are visa-exempt for stays of up to 3 months); (b) Turkey. e-Visa holders must go through the following airports or Enter Border Crossings: Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA); Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA); Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA); Namanga Border Crossing; Tunduma border crossing.

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland The following fees apply to travelers who require a visa. e-Entry Visa: US$50 (single entry), US$100 (multiple entries). e-Business Visa: US$250. e-Transit Visa: US$30.

Visa types and costs

Entry visa (single or multiple entry), transit visa, business visa, student visa, referenced visa.


Entry visa (single entry): Maximum 3 months from date of entry. Online no earlier than 30 days prior to travel at the Immigration Department of Tanzania. The embassy in Berlin does not accept applications for tourist and business visas. Single and multiple entry tourist and business visas must be applied for online. A credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or bank transfer is required to pay the visa fee.

Application required

e-Entry Visa (single entry) (a) 1 application form (to be completed online). (b) 1 copy of valid passport (personal information page). (c) Fee (if applying by credit or debit card or by bank transfer). (d) Booking confirmation for return ticket recommended). (multiple entries) in addition to (a)-(d): (e) valid identification document of the host in Tanzania or a letter from the inviting organization justifying the purpose and nature of the stay. (f) Marriage certificate, if applicable, when visiting a spouse. (g) Evidence that multiple entries are required. e-Business travel in addition to (a)-(d): (e) Booking confirmation for return ticket mandatory. (f) Employment contract for employment in Tanzania, the duration of which must not exceed 3 months. e-Transit Visa (a)-(c) and (d) Visa or onward ticket for the country of onward travel.

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the embassy (see contact addresses).

Processing time

Processing takes place within 10 days.

Proof of sufficient funds

All travelers must have sufficient funds.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa regulations apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) to travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

A health certificate from a licensed veterinarian and an import permit from the Department of Veterinary Services, POBox 9152, Dar es Salaam is required for all pets. For the import and export of cats and dogs, both an import permit and an export permit must be applied for at the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. In addition, a rabies vaccination certificate is required for dogs and cats, which confirms that cats have been vaccinated against rabies at least 1 month and no more than 1 year and dogs at least 6 months and no more than 3 years before entry. All live animals are inspected upon entry and must be quarantined.

Tanzania Entry Requirements