by Vika
February 18, 2021

On the 1st of January 2021 TANAPA — the Tanzanian safari parks authority — has implemented new administration rules. The updated regulations require that a copy of the passport of every visitor is digitally registered before visiting. This regulation is aimed at minimizing corruption and increasing efficiency.
This requirement is at odds with European laws on privacy and personal data — which do not allow you to send full passport copies. But of course, we want to spare you administrative delays at the park entry. Who wants to be stuck right at the edge of a National Park waiting for paperwork - while you could already enjoy a game drive?
So, therefore, we ask only the demanded information - with unnecessary information blocked out, to spare you delays at the gate of your chosen safari park — while not jeopardizing your privacy.
Tanzanian authorities require the following information to be visible:

  1. Passport number
  2. Age (birthdate)
  3. Name
  4. Photo

You can make a standard copy at home and blacken all the additional data and then scan & send that in a pdf to us.
Alternatively, we recommend this app, that works on Android supported phones:
KopieID.
With this app you can take a photo of your identity document, cross out privacy-sensitive information. In the picture you can indicate who the copy is intended for and for what purpose. This text and the date are added on the copy as a watermark. You can now send the copy, print it or save it safely for later use. Saving the copy is only possible if you have crossed out something.

We want to thank you for your cooperation, and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Africa!

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