This page shows COVID-19 guidelines for Tanzania, but please check local government advice before making any decisions.
Please Note: We provide help with COVID specific requirements to clients who have booked a safari with us only.
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 96 hours before departure to Tanzania.  Travellers in transit more than 96 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.
  • Travellers arriving from these countries are required to take a Rapid Antigen Test at USD 10 per person (USD 25 in Zanzibar). Travellers are advised to pay for the test online to avoid unnecessary queues on arrival.
  • Vaccinated people currently still need a PCR test on arrival.
  • Please note there have been very long waits reported at Kilimanjaro airport for arriving passengers.
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. You may also be able to do in camp testing at a higher cost.
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.