e-Visa Tanzania 🇹🇿

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.

Starting an e-Visa application Tanzania

Single rate of 39 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about the Tanzania e-Visa

Located in East Africa, Tanzania, or the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country known for its large wilderness areas still preserved from mass tourism. By visiting Tanzania you will be able to discover the famous "big five": elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinoceroses. Tanzania is often called the pearl of Africa because of its exceptional biodiversity. If Tanzania leaves you dreaming, apply for your visa online now on our website.

From June to October, enjoy the dry season and temperate climate for your safaris and swimming in Tanzania. On the contrary, avoid the tourist rush by going to Tanzania outside of the summer vacations and the end of the year festivities.

Since 2018, the Tanzanian government has introduced an e-visa that allows you to visit mainland Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar for business travel 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 are a business traveler or a leisure traveler, preparing for your trip to Tanzania involves obtaining a visa appropriate to the purpose of your stay abroad after purchasing your airline 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 arrival date at your destination to obtain an e-visa for Tanzania.

The Tanzania eVisa 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 to provide us with a photocopy of your passport, a passport photo and your return flight tickets from our online form, after having filled in the reason for your stay in Tanzania as well as 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 procedures related to your e-visa application for Tanzania.

With Visamundi, make the choice of simplicity and efficiency. Our team will carefully check the conformity of your documents and will obtain an answer from the authorities concerning your visa application in 5 days on average. Therefore, make your application on our website at least 5 days before your arrival date in Tanzania to organize your departure, including a relatively urgent departure. We also process group applications to facilitate your departure with family, friends or business.

With our online eVisa application process, you do not need to know anyone locally to obtain a visa for Tanzania. However, you must be in a country other than Tanzania when you apply, you must not be in possession of a Tanzanian resident visa and you must have a way to leave the country once you are there, namely a return air ticket. If your situation corresponds to all of 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 a maximum of 90 days from the date of your arrival in the country. Please note that the local authorities may reduce the validity period depending on the information you provide. You will receive the visa in electronic format and will have to print it in color to present it to the competent authorities upon your arrival in Tanzania. However, the residence permit will only be valid for an arrival in Tanzania within 90 days of its issuance, so it is useless, or even counterproductive, to anticipate your e-visa application too much once you have booked your outbound and return flights.

Thanks to the e-visa for Tanzania, prepare your trip online without having to go to the embassy. Simplified compared to a classic visa application, the online process also allows you to obtain a visa in a shorter time. Please note 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 of Kisauni(Zanzibar), and 2 land borders: Namanga and Tunduma. If you arrive by sea or from another border on Tanzanian soil, we invite you to apply for a classic 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 €46 per traveller, excluding service charges.

Visamundi provides transparent e-Visa services for Tanzania. From as little as €46 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 €230 in consular fees per traveler.

In case of refusal to issue your e-visa for Tanzania by the competent authorities, Visamundi commits to reimburse you the full amount of the expenses incurred for the steps related to your e-visa application. Choose financial security by trusting our team during the preparation of your professional or tourist stay in Tanzania. We are at your disposal for any information you may require by phone, email or via the online chat available on our website.

How long is the visa valid for Tanzania?

The e-Visa issued will be based on the dates of stay that you indicate in 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 allow 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 with the same visa?

The visa for Tanzania is valid for one entry only.

Do I need a visa if I transit through Tanzania?

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

What are the eligible entry points for the 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 travelers need a visa if they are one of the nationalities requiring one. Only a few nationalities, most of which are in Southeast Africa, are exempt from visa requirements for Tanzania.

What do I do if my visa for Tanzania is denied?

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

My nationality is not in the list to apply for a Tanzania visa, what should I do?

In this case, you must contact the consulate or embassy to request a classic visa.

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

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

Can I go to Zanzibar with a visa for Tanzania?

Zanzibar is an island that belongs to Tanzania. As passport control is only done when entering a country, there is no different procedure between Tanzania and Zanzibar. The e-Visa allows you to visit Tanzania Island (Zanzibar) or Mainland, without any worries.

Can I apply for my visa on arrival in Tanzania?

Yes, you can apply for a visa upon arrival regardless of the point of entry (air, sea or land). In the context of a pandemic, it is strongly recommended to apply in advance, on 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 go to Tanzania?

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

My dates of stay have changed, do I need to reapply for a visa?

It is preferable to reissue a visa, since once issued the visa will adapt to your dates of stay.

I am going to do humanitarian work in Tanzania, do I need a special visa?

You will need to apply for a humanitarian visa, and in this case you will need a copy of your passport, a passport photo, your return flight ticket, a letter of invitation from the association you are traveling with, as well as its registration certificate(NGO's Registration Certificates).

I made a mistake in my application, is it possible to change the visa?

Once the visa has been issued, it is not possible to modify it.

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

Yes, it is strongly recommended to print your visa before your departure.

Do I need a visa if I go to 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 it is for a tourist stay or for another type of stay.

What is the difference between Tanzania and Zanzibar?

Tanzania mainland is a country in East Africa, while Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous island of Tanzania. Both territories 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

Tanzania: Covid-19 travel restrictions

Information updated on 15/02/2024
In a nutshell:
  • This country does not require amedical examination upon arrival
  • No PCR test is required by this country (but may be required by the airline)
  • No health pass is required by this country
  • This country does not require Covid-19 vaccination for incoming travelers
  • No quarantine is required upon arrival in this country
  • No health form is required to go to this country