Passport, Visa & Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are provided for your convenience. However, unless otherwise stated, it is your responsibility to determine the requirements that apply to you and your trip and to comply with them, including obtaining any necessary visas or other travel documents by the required deadlines and carrying them with you. Especially with COVID-19, requirements are subject to change, so check back for the latest before you depart.

TanzaniaTanzania Entry Requirements

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You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. In addition, your passport must have at least 2 blank visa pages per country to be visited.

U.S. citizens require a visa to enter Tanzania. Travelers can obtain a Tanzania eVisa through the United Republic of Tanzania Electronic Visa Website or Visa HQ. Kindly ensure to bring a print out of your eVisa with you, as well as additional copies as some airports may require a print-out of your eVisa.

A visa support letter with visa application instructions for U.S. passport holders will be sent after you have completed your registration form and made your final payment, approximately 60 days prior to departure. Please apply for your visa only after receiving this letter.

Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon entry for passengers arriving from Yellow Fever Endemic Countries, such as Kenya. Find a vaccination Center.

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

  • An online Ministry of Health “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” that must be completed within 24 hours prior to your arrival in Tanzania. You can access the health form through this secure link. Upon submitting the form, each passenger will receive a confirmation notification that will include a Unique Health Code that will be requested by immigration officials during primary screening upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • A printed negative PCR test result from a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival in Tanzania. For clients booked on our Best of Kenya & Tanzania program, we will make arrangements for the test to be done while you are in Kenya. The cost of the test must be paid directly to the lab conducting the test. All other clients must arrange for the test on their own before arrival into Tanzania. 

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General Requirements & Guidelines

Advice from Friendly Planet

  • We require all travelers on our Small Group Tours and Value Vacations departing on or after Nov. 1, 2021, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure, except travelers who are too young to be vaccinated. For our independent Packages, vaccines are not required but strongly encouraged. For our Biblical Journeys and Custom Group tours, vaccines may be required by the tour leader.
  • In general, you must have a passport to travel abroad, which should be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible. Passports contain at least 2 blank pages for each country visited. If your passport does not have this many pages, obtain a new passport as soon as possible.
  • if your passport and visa are not in order, airlines and cruise ships may deny boarding, countries may deny entry, and your trip may be disrupted. Travel insurance may not cover such losses.
  • Any changes in names or passport information should be reported to us immediately. Airlines and cruise ships may deny boarding if the name on your passport does not match your tickets.
  • Minors (age 17 or younger) departing and/or returning to the U.S. without parents or with only one parent may be required by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to present a notarized parental consent letter and/or unabridged birth certificate (more information). Many other countries have similar entry requirements, especially for minors traveling with a parent/guardian with a different surname; check with the consulates of all countries you'll be visiting to learn more.
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