All travellers whether foreign nationals, Tanzanian citizens or Residents, MUST enter Tanzania through designated (formal) Entry Points. Upon arrival, the traveller will be responsible for:

  1. Appearing in person in front of an Immigration Officer with a completed and signed arrival declaration card, and
  2. Producing their passport or other acceptable document to an Immigration Officer; and
  3. In the case of foreign nationals; they may be required:
  4. To show their Visa or apply for Visa on arrival;
  5. To show Residence Permit/Pass If they are bonafide Residents in Tanzania;
  6. Return ticket or evidence of onward travel arrangement; and
  7. Evidence of funds for maintenance (upkeep budget

Download Visa Application Guidelines


Apart from the above immigration formalities, a traveller is supposed to observe health guidelines as provided by Ministry of Health in Tanzania from time to time.  Currently there are special conditions imposed for yellow fever and Covid-19. Prospective visitors are advised to read respective guidelines from the Ministry of Health.