FAQ – Travel to Tanzania & Zanzibar

Stand 07/10/2020

In current times of uncertainty we decided to answer all Frequently Asked Questions here on our webpage. As we all learned now that rules and regulations can change, we do not take any responsibility for changes incurring. However we try our best to keep this page updated

Are there any restrictions conerning COVID-19 in Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: NO!

However, we as ZanTours committed in May 2020 to the regulations of WTTC, World Travel and Tourism Council, which requires:

  • Wearing of face masks in our vehicles for driver, guide and guest
  • Physical distance of 1 meter where possible
  • Hand sanitizer as equipment in all vehicles
  • Disinfection of all surfaces within the vehicles

Above measurements are also part of our new Tanzanian National Standard Operating Procedures and we proudly can inform you, that we only work with hotels and suppliers who also follow these rules.

WTTC for ZANTOURS

All our ZanTours team members working at this difficult time are personally trained by me. We are proud to have sucessfully implemented new company SOPs to protect our employees and of course also our guests.

Be safe with us,

Sabine Emmerich / GM ZanTours

ZanTours Face Masks

Do I need a Yellow Fever Vaccination to enter Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: NO!

Unless you departed from a Yellow Fewer Risk Country, or had a longer transit stay than 12 hours. Please find below the current list of Yellow Fever Risk Countries, which you can find also on following link https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/yellow-fever/yellow-fever-risk-areas.aspx

Yellow Fever Risk Countries

Do I need a Negative COVID-19 Certificate to enter Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: NO!

  1. Unless required by your country – Please check your respective foreign office webpage.
  2. Unless required by the airline:

Last updated: 7 October 2020, 11:28 Dubai (GMT +4)

The COVID‑19 PCR test is no longer required for all connecting passengers – it is only mandatory for those arriving from the following countries or/and when the destination country requires it:

  • Middle East and Africa: Angola, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Syria, Eritrea, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, South Sudan, Djibouti, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Lebanon, Israel
  • Europe: Czech Republic, Romania, Montenegro, Malta, Georgia, Ukraine, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Moldova
  • Asia: Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippine, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan
  • North America: USA (California, Florida and Texas)
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Do I need a Negative COVID-19 Certificate to leave  Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: NO!

  1. Unless required by your country – Please check your respective foreign office webpage.
  2. Unless required by the airline:

Last updated: 7 October 2020, 11:28 Dubai (GMT +4)

The COVID‑19 PCR test is no longer required for all connecting passengers – it is only mandatory for those arriving from the following countries or/and when the destination country requires it:

  • Middle East and Africa: Angola, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Syria, Eritrea, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, South Sudan, Djibouti, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Lebanon, Israel
  • Europe: Czech Republic, Romania, Montenegro, Malta, Georgia, Ukraine, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Moldova
  • Asia: Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippine, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan
  • North America: USA (California, Florida and Texas)
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Can I do an internationally recognized PCR Covid-19 Test with Certificate in Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: YES!

In Zanzibar as also in Tanzania you can do a PCR Covid Test in the National Laboratory. The cost for foreigners is 80 USD per person. The test result takes 72 hours. We recommend to arrange the test in timely manner,  as the laboratory does not work saturdays and sundays. That said, we are pleased to assist with the testing arrangements of our clinets.

Do I still get my tourist visa upon arrival in Zanzibar and/ or Tanzania?

Answer: YES!

However we recommend to apply for the E- Visa online to speed up your immigration process. Please find the official online application link here: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

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