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Tanzania mainland & Zanzibar

The e-Visa is valid for tourist or business travel (90 days maximum and 1 entry per person). Travelers must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Tanzania. Once issued, you must enter Tanzania with the authorization within 90 days. The visa validity period will then start from the date of your arrival in the country, and not when the authorization is issued.

You can enter Tanzania via one of these 5 points: Julius Nyerere airport(Dar es Salaam), Kilimanjaro airport, Abeid Amani Karume airport(Zanzibar), Namanga border (Kenya ) or Tunduma border (Zambia ). You don't need to know anyone in Tanzania to apply. You must be out of the country at the time of application and have a means of leaving the country (return air ticket, etc.).

Everything is done entirely online, so you don't have to send anything by post, and you don't have to go anywhere. The photocopy of the passport, the passport photo and the plane ticket will be sent once the form has been filled in. You'll then receive a PDF file, which you'll need to print out in color and present on boarding and on arrival in Tanzania.

How to apply for a Tanzania e-Visa

Single rate of 39,00 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about Tanzania e-Visa

Located in East Africa, Tanzania, or the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country renowned for its vast wilderness areas, still untouched by mass tourism. When you visit Tanzania, you'll discover the famous "big five": elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and rhinoceroses. Tanzania is often referred to as the pearl of Africa, thanks to its exceptional biodiversity. If you're dreaming of visiting Tanzania, apply now for your visa online on our website.

From June to October, enjoy the dry season and temperate climate for safaris and swimming in Tanzania. On the other hand, avoid the tourist crowds by visiting Tanzania outside the summer vacations and the festive season.

Since 2018, the Tanzanian government has introduced an electronic visa that allows you to visit mainland Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar as part of a business trip or private tourism.

As a French, Swiss, Belgian or other eligible national, find out how to obtain a tourism, volunteer or business visa for a stay of up to 90 days in Tanzania.

Travel to Tanzania with an electronic visa: procedures and deadlines

Whether you're a business or leisure traveler, preparing for your trip to Tanzania means obtaining a visa tailored to the reason for your stay abroad, after you've purchased your plane tickets. Before applying for a visa, make sure your passport is valid. Your identity document must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of arrival at your destination in order to obtain an e-visa for Tanzania.

The e-visa for Tanzania is available to over 100 different nationalities, including French, Belgian and Swiss nationals.

Entrust your electronic visa application for Tanzania to Visamundi, an agency specialized in travel documents for individuals and professionals. All you need to do is provide us with a photocopy of your passport, a passport photo and your return flight tickets via our online form, after entering the reason for your stay in Tanzania and your arrival and departure dates. If you are traveling to Tanzania for business or humanitarian purposes, a letter of invitation will also be required. We will then take care of the rest of the paperwork involved in your e-visa application for Tanzania.

With Visamundi, choose simplicity and efficiency. Our team will carefully check the conformity of your documents and obtain a response from the authorities concerning your visa application in 5 days on average. So make your request on our website at least 5 days before your arrival date in Tanzania to organize your departure with peace of mind, even for a relatively urgent departure. We can also process group applications to facilitate your departure with family, friends or business partners.

With our online electronic visa application process, you don't need to know anyone on the ground to obtain a visa for Tanzania. However, you do need to be in a country other than Tanzania when you apply, not be in possession of a Tanzanian resident visa, and have a means of leaving the country once you're there, i.e. a return air ticket. If your situation corresponds to all these criteria, we invite you to apply for an e-visa with our experienced agency.

Once issued, your eVisa for Tanzania will be valid for up to 90 days from the date of your arrival in the country. Please note that local authorities may reduce the validity period depending on the information you provide. You will receive your visa in electronic format, and will need to print it out in color to present to the relevant authorities on arrival in Tanzania. However, the residence permit will only be valid for arrival in Tanzania within 90 days of issue, so it's pointless, and even counterproductive, to apply for an e-visa too early once you've booked your return flights.

With an e-visa for Tanzania, you can prepare your trip online without having to visit an embassy. Compared to a traditional visa application, the online process is simpler and allows you to obtain a visa in a shorter time. Please note, however, that the e-visa for Tanzania is only valid from 3 airports: Julius Nyerere airport(Dar es Salaam), Kilimanjaro airport and Abeid Amani Karume airport in Kisauni(Zanzibar), and 2 land borders: Namanga and Tunduma. If you arrive on Tanzanian soil by sea or from another border, please apply for a regular visa at the Tanzanian embassy or at your port of arrival.

How much does a visa for Tanzania cost?

Consular fees for a visa to Tanzania start at โ‚ฌ46 per traveller, excluding service charges.

Visamundi provides transparent e-Visa services for Tanzania. From as little as โ‚ฌ46 in consular fees per traveler, you can travel to Tanzania with a valid e-Visa thanks to the services of our agency. For a stay of 90 days or less, you also need to obtain an e-Tourist and e-Volunteer visa. For a business visa, on the other hand, expect to pay โ‚ฌ230 in consular fees per traveler.

In the event that your e-visa for Tanzania is refused by the relevant authorities, Visamundi undertakes to reimburse you in full for all costs incurred in connection with your e-visa application. So choose financial security by placing your trust in our team when preparing your business or tourism trip to Tanzania. We are always available to answer your questions by phone, e-mail or via the online chat available on our website.

How long is a visa valid for Tanzania?

The e-Visa issued will adapt to the dates of stay you indicate on the form. It allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days, but if you indicate that you want to stay for one month, the e-Visa issued will only authorize you to stay for one month.

Can I renew my visa in Tanzania?

Yes, you can extend your visa at the immigration office.

How many times can I enter Tanzania on the same visa?

The visa for Tanzania is valid for a single entry only.

Do I need a visa if I'm transiting through Tanzania?

If you are in transit and wish to leave the airport, you will need a visa. A transit visa allows you to stay in Tanzania for up to 6 days. You will need to be in possession of an airline ticket to a third country. Please contact the embassy for this type of visa.

Which entry points are eligible for Tanzania e-Visa?

Air entry points are Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar international airports. By land, you can arrive via Namanga or Tunduma.

If I arrive by land or sea, do I need a visa?

You can apply for a visa at the following airports: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. By sea, the ports of entry are Dar es Salaam, Kigoma and Zanzibar.

Do minors need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

Yes, all travellers need a visa if they are one of the nationalities requiring one. Only a few nationalities, most of them in southeast Africa, are exempt from visa requirements for Tanzania.

What can I do if my visa for Tanzania is refused?

You must contact the embassy or consulate for the exact reason.

My nationality is not on the list for applying for a Tanzania visa. What should I do?

In this case, you should contact the consulate or embassy to request a standard visa.

What documents do I need to apply for a visa for Tanzania or Zanzibar?

You'll need a copy of your passport valid for six months after arrival in Tanzania, a passport photo and a return flight ticket proving that you'll be leaving Tanzanian territory.

Can I go to Zanzibar with a visa for Tanzania?

Zanzibar is an island belonging to Tanzania. As passport control is only carried out on entry to a country, there are no different procedures between Tanzania and Zanzibar. With an e-Visa, you can visit Tanzania, whether on the island (Zanzibar) or on the mainland, without any hassle.

Can I apply for my visa on arrival in Tanzania?

Yes, you can apply for a visa on arrival at any point of entry (air, sea or land). In the context of a pandemic, we strongly recommend that you apply in advance, via the Internet.

How long does it take to get a Tanzanian visa?

It takes a few days for the Tanzanian authorities to issue a visa.

How long does my passport need to be valid to travel to Tanzania?

Your passport must be valid for six months from the date of entry.

My dates of stay have changed. Do I need to reapply for a visa?

It is preferable to reissue a visa, as once issued it adapts to your dates of stay.

I'm going to do humanitarian work in Tanzania. Do I need a special visa?

You'll need to apply for a humanitarian visa, in which case you'll need a copy of your passport, a passport photo, your return plane ticket, a letter of invitation from the association you're traveling with, andNGO's Registration Certific ates.

I made a mistake in my application. Is it possible to change the visa?

Once a visa has been issued, it cannot be modified.

Do I need to print my visa before going to Tanzania?

Yes, we strongly advise you to print out your visa before you leave.

Do I need a visa for Kenya?

Yes, if you are making a detour to Kenya from Tanzania, you will need a visa to enter Kenya. European citizens need a visa to enter Kenya, whether for tourist or other purposes.

What's the difference between Tanzania and Zanzibar?

Mainland Tanzania is a country in East Africa, while Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous island of Tanzania. The two territories together form the United Republic of Tanzania.

Tanzania: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A certificate is required for travellers over one year old from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers who have been in transit through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission for more than 12 hours.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country.
  • Meningitis: In the event of prolonged stays in close contact with the local population, or during epidemics.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or in precarious hygiene conditions