by Chris
January 12, 2016

Acquiring a visa for entry into Tanzania is an easy process, with visas available on arrival at major airports and major land crossings such as Namanga and Isebania.

Tanzania map

Who Needs a Visa?

With the exception of Hong Kong, Jamaica, Barbados, Malaysia, and roughly a dozen African nations; everybody entering Tanzania is required to have a tourist visa.

In the majority of cases, this is a visa upon arrival.

You can check specific visa requirements for your passport here.

Some countries require what is called a referral visa. If you are a passport holder for one of these countries, additional steps are required before attempting to enter Tanzania.

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What Do I Need for a Visa on Arrival?

There are one or two things you'll need if applying for a visa on arrival.

The first, and this is a requirement for everybody, is your passport.

To enter Tanzania, you’ll also need a passport with at least six months validity remaining. If you are planning to apply for a visa upon arrival, you will also need two free, adjacent pages remaining in your passport.

The second, only needed if traveling from a country in which Yellow Fever is a problem, is proof of vaccination. This is usually a yellow book and can be obtained when you receive your Yellow Fever immunisation.

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Obtaining a Visa on Arrival

Visas are available upon arrival in Tanzania, whether you’re landing at the airport or are making a border crossing.

The cost of a visa upon arrival is $50 for non US citizens, and $100 for US citizens. This should be paid in USD. Other currencies are not accepted.
It is now possible to apply for an E-visa. Visit this link ( and apply for your Tanzania visa.

Any Questions?

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