Before arriving:
  • All travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival.  The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample collected within 72 hours before arrival in Tanzania.  Travellers in transit more than 72 hours will be required to be tested by rapid test upon arrival in Tanzania.  The rapid test cost is USD $25 per traveller.
  • All travellers to complete Traveller Surveillance Form 24 hours before arrival. Travellers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.
On arrival:
  • Presentation of Covid-19 PCR negative certificate and Unique Health Code.
  • All travellers entering Tanzania will be subject to enhanced screening for COVID-19, including through a rapid test.  The rapid test cost is USD $25 per traveler.
  • All travelLers arriving from India or having traveled through India in the last 14 days will be subjected to a rapid test at the Point of Entry followed by 14-days mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
  • Vaccinated people currently still need a PCR test on arrival.
PCR Testing:
  • PCR Testing is easily arranged in Arusha, Karatu (near Ngorongoro Crater), Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Pemba Island. Results are usually returned within 48 hours.  There may be options for this to be done at your accommodation for an added cost.  Additionally testing has been set up at Seronera airport in the Serengeti where clients can have their test done and results delivered, avoiding extra nights in Arusha.
For departure:
  • There is no specific requirement for exit of Tanzania, however it is likely your home country or next travel country will require a test.  In addition, many airlines also require testing and you should consult their websites for the requirements.
Vaccinated passengers:
  • There is currently no exemption to the rules for fully vaccinated passengers.