The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) through the Ministry responsible for Health, continues to monitor preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 including those related to international travel. In view of the current trend of COVID 19 Globally, the Government is updating its Travel Advisory No. 11 of 8th September, 2022 of Tanzania Mainland to version No. 12, effective from 12th January 2023 to accommodate measures as follows:-
1. All travellers entering or transiting URT through land borders, sea ports or airports are advised to be fully vaccinated as per approved schedule of primary vaccination against COVID 19 in their respective countries.
2. All travellers entering or transiting URT Mainland through land borders, sea/lake ports or 19 vaccination certificate or RT-PCR airports are not required to present a COVID certificate or perform Rapid Antigen Test on arrival unless stated otherwise by conveyance or to be used by the country of their final destination. However, for surveillance purposes Port Health Officials may at any time perform COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test free of charge for randomly selected travelers during arrival at points of entry.
3. On arrival, thermal and physical screening will be done. Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening will be immediately isolated and handled as per health protocol.
4. All travellers departing from Tanzania should seek information prior to departure from their travel agents regarding COVID-19 requirements of their country of destination or conveyance to be used.
5. For travellers departing from Tanzania whom conveyances and destination countries requires RT-PCR certificates, test will be done at designated places at their own cost of TZS 115,000 (50 USD) or perform Rapid Antigen Test before departure at their own costs of TZS 23,000 (10 USD).
6. All travellers should self-monitor their health post arrival and shall report to their nearest health facility or call Toll Free Health Emergency Number: 199 for Tanzania Mainland.
In summary, all travellers entering or transiting the United Republic of Tanzania are advised to be fully vaccinated as per their country's approved schedule. COVID-19 certificates or RT-PCR tests may not be required, unless otherwise stated by the conveyance or final destination. Passengers may undergo thermal and physical screening, with symptomatic individuals immediately isolated. Departing travellers should seek information about their destination's COVID-19 requirements and may need to take a test at their own cost. Lastly, all travellers should self-monitor their health and report to a health facility or call the toll-free emergency number if needed.