by Chris Walker Bush
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.

getting visa

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.

dar es salaam airport tanzania

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.

Any Questions?

If you have any further questions about the visa process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. That’s what we’re here for!

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