Covid-19 Update

The following information document has been compiled to share with you, our guest, the information we have gathered in an easy to use format. We hope you will find answers here to your questions. Given the speed at which the situation on the ground seems to change, we are only making changes to this document once we have confirmed that the new information is correct. This may result in a delay between a development being announced, and it is reflected here.

We will do our best to keep this document as up to date and accurate as possible, but it is your responsibility to check with your airline and foreign office advisories to ensure you comply with the latest information/requirements. 

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You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed. Applicants of Visa are strongly advised to read carefully the Visa Guideline before making an application; Visa applicants are advised to make their applications through the Official Tanzania Immigration website ONLY and Not through any other links; Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for interviews


IN COUNTRY GENRAL RULES The United Republic of Tanzania - Travel Advisory No.7 of 4th May, 2021 The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has continued to implement measures towards controlling COVID-19 Pandemic. Based on the global epidemiological situation and emergence of new variants of viruses which cause COVID-19, there is an increased risk of their importation into our country. As such, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has decided to elevate and enhance prevailing preventive measures especially those with regard to International Travel. In view of this, the Government is updating the Travel Advisory No. 6 of 3rd May to version No. 7, effective from 4th May 2021 to accommodate additional measures related to international travels as follows:

  1. Due to the current situation of COVID-19 epidemic in India, all flights to and from India are banned in Tanzania.
  2. Returning Tanzanian residents who have been in India as students, or for business purposes, or for medical treatment will be subjected to procedures as outlined in Number 3, 5 and 6 below.
  3. All travelers, whether foreigners arriving from India or those who have travelled through India in the last 14 days regardless of route taken shall be subjected to rapid test at Point of Entry followed by stringent contact tracing and 14 days mandatory quarantine at their own cost. Travelers subjected for mandatory quarantine shall choose a place from the list (available at the airports or at designated by the Government. Returning residents arriving from India will be allowed to isolate themselves in their homes under strict surveillance system.
  4. Upon arrival at any point of entry (airport, ground crossing or Ports), all travelers
    or returning residents will be provided with health information cards with toll free
    number and advised to self-monitor for symptoms and signs. In case they
    develop any symptoms and signs, they will be tested and treated at designated
    health facilities by the Government at their own cost.
  5. All travelers are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveler's Surveillance Form
    available at within 24 hours before arrival to Tanzania.
  6. All travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents will be required to present
    a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test should be based on Real Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing using sample collected within 72 hours before arrival to Tanzania.
  7. All travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents entering the United Republic of Tanzania, will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection including rapid test. The cost for rapid test is 25 USD per traveler.
  8. Travelers on transit in other countries more than 72 hours will be required to be re-tested by rapid test upon arrival in Tanzania.
  9. While in the country, all international travelers should adhere to Infection
    Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing as deemed appropriate.
In case of any medical emergency while in the United Republic of Tanzania,
please call Toll Free Health Emergency Number: 199. NB: The Travel Advisory will be reviewed from time to time as the need arises.


  • Visa or additional documentation is required for Kenya.
  • Passengers not holding onward/return tickets or other acceptable evidence of onward/return travel may be refused entry.
  • e-Visa (only valid for 3 months) can be applied for via this link. Passengers must hold a printed copy of the e-Visa to be stamped on arrival.
  • Passengers aged 15 years or younger and passengers who have obtained prior approval from the Kenyan authorities are exempt from obtaining an eVisa before traveling to Kenya.



  • Passengers must hold a QR code showing they have completed a Travelers Health Surveillance Form online prior to departure. This is completed online here: Follow this Link to Airline Registration
  • Passengers, including transit passengers, aged 6 years and older must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 96 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be in English, and it must also be digitally verifiable.
  • Passengers whose medical certificates have expired due to the transit time will be subject to a test for Covid-19 at their own cost upon arrival at a recognized facility. Please note that the antigen test facility is available at the Airport Trade Centre at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
  • Passengers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form during their flight to Kenya, due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
  • Passengers traveling to and from the Netherlands are required to fill in a Health Declaration form, due to the outbreak of Covid-19. An example of the form can be found Here
  • Passengers who have traveled to or transited through India in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Kenya, due to the outbreak of Covid-19