All you need on your Trip to Tanzania during Covid-19.

Tanzania, has never closed its borders to international travel since the outbreak of covid-19, and announced as pandemic in 11 March 2020, and on 16 June 2020 Schools were opened after closing them for three months, some countries adopted evaluating which countries were allowed entry, but never the case in Tanzania. Here is everything you need to know when travelling to Tanzania during Covid-19. 

Which Airports and border points are open?

All the airports and border entry points are open for international travelers:

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport {Kilimanjaro}
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport {Dar-es-Salaam}
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. {Zanzibar}
  • Namanga Border
  • Isbania Border Point
What travel requirements are needed to enter Tanzania?
  1. All authorities at points of entry should ensure adherence to preventive measures by travelers and staff including hand hygiene, use of alcohol-based sanitizers, physical distancing, and wearing of face masks.
  2. Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 epidemic In India, all flights to and from India are banned in Tanzania. This ban will be effective until further notice. The exceptions will be
  • Cargo Planes, in which case the crew will not be allowed to disembark from the conveyance.
  • Planes undertaking operations that have been approved by appropriate authorities that relate to humanitarian, diplomatic as well as medical assistance.
  1. Returning Tanzanian residents who have been In India as students, or for business purposes, or medical treatment will be subjected to procedures as outlined in Numbers 4, 6, and 7 below.
  2. All travelers, whether foreigners arriving from India or those who have traveled through India in the last 14 days regardless of the route taken shall be subjected to rapid test at Point of Entry followed by stringent contact tracing and 14 days mandatory quarantine at their own cost. Travelers subjected to mandatory quarantine shall choose a place from the list (available at the airports or https://www.moh.go.trieni) designated by the Government Returning residents arriving from India will be allowed to isolate themselves in their homes under
  1. Upon arrival at any point of entry (airport, ground crossing, or Ports), all travelers or returning residents will be provided with health information cards with toll-free number and advised to self-monitor for symptoms and signs. In case they develop any symptoms and signs, they will be tested and treated at designated health facilities by the Government at their own cost.
  2. All travelers are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveler’s Surveillance Form available at https://afyamsafiri.mgo.tz Within 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania
  3. All travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test should be based on Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing using samples collected within 72 hours before arrival to Tanzania.
  4. All travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents entering the United Republic of Tanzania, will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection including rapid tests. The cost for a rapid test is 25 USD per traveler.
  5. Travelers on transit in other countries more than 72 hours will be required to be re-tested by rapid test upon arrival in Tanzania.
  6. Crew members shall be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate as a condition of entry or departure. In addition, they will be screened for symptoms and signs in line with the country’s protocol.
  7. While in the country, all international travelers should adhere to Infection Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, mask-wearing, and physical distancing as deemed appropriate.
  8. A11 arriving conveyances must provide Advance Passenger Information to allow the Authorities at the Points of Entry to scrutinize the manifest for possible high-risk passenger identification.
  9. Pilot/Captain/Driver in command of conveyance should before/on arrival, submit to Health Authorities at Points of entry dully filled conveyance health declaration forms (Health Part of General Declaration, Maritime Health Declaration, and Ground TransportNehicles Health Declaration Form).
  10. AII Conveyance operators should adhere to Infection Prevention and Control measures such as hand hygiene, mask-wearing, and physical distancing as appropriate.
  11. Arriving Conveyances will be subjected to decontamination at Point of Entry where necessary.

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