Tanzania Visa

For your visit to Tanzania, a valid passport is needed, with an expiring range of six months from the time you will be in Tanzania. Visa should be applied in advance as Tanzania high commission deserve the right to deny you a visa upon arrival. Visas are required for all visitors in Tanzania and they cost US$100 for American & Irish citizens while the rest is $ 50. Visas can be obtained at all entry points i.e. at any international airport or at the border – it is a straightforward procedure with no photographs, you don’t need any other document besides a valid passport. However, you can still get a Tanzania visa at Tanzanian Embassy in your country before traveling to Tanzania this will avoid queuing at the airport on arrival in Tanzania.

You can apply online for your Tanzania visa, but for this purpose, your passport must be sent to the embassy of Tanzania. The procedure is said to take about four weeks to complete. Alternatively, you apply for a visa upon arrival at the airport.

For the visa upon arrival, bring the following documents with you:

  • Passport and copy of it
  • Biometric passport photo
  • Copy of airline tickets
  • Vaccination pass with confirmation of yellow fever vaccination (if you enter from a yellow fever country)

The visa for Tanzania costs 50 USD and must be paid in cash immediately in US dollars. From 01.12.2018, the amount is payable by credit card. If you get off the plane and walk towards the airport entrance, you must first fill out a visa application. Tip: If a large plane has just landed and many people are heading to the tables of visa applications, fill out the application while queuing.

You first have to queue to pay for the visa and then again for immigration & issuing of the visa. We were asked for none of the above-mentioned documents. The photo is taken on-site by the immigration officer. After immigration, you enter the baggage claim area, where a currency exchange is located. Once you have left the airport building, you will find an ATM on the right (you can only withdraw Tanzania Schilling). Now your Tanzania safari tours can finally start.

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