Tanzania Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes/1
USA Yes Yes Yes

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A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry to Tanzania is required.

While part of Tanzania, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region with its own immigration procedures. You may be asked to show your passport on entry and exit.


Visas for Tanzania are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except:

1. Nationals of Cyprus, Malta and Romania, who do not require a visa.

You can obtain single-entry and transit visas on arrival at the port of entry into Tanzania. However, you're recommended to apply for a tourist visa in advance at a Tanzania embassy near you. Also, please note that multiple-entry business visas cannot be issued at the port of entry.

Citizens from the following countries can enter Tanzania without a visa. These countries are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Ashmore & Certie Island, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Island, Brunei, Cayman Island, Channel Island, Christmas Island, Cocoas Island, Cook Island, Cyprus, Dominica, Eswatini (Swaziland), Falkland Island, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, Heard Island, Hong Kong, Isle of man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Naue Island, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Ross Dependency, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Island, South African Republic, Tokelan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If you are from a country not listed above, you are required to have a tourist visit to visit Tanzania.

For Americans
Americans must obtain a multiple-entry visa even if the purpose is a short holiday. Apply for one by visiting eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa.

For British
British can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival, but the UK government encourages you to apply for one in advance by visiting eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa.

Please note:
Holders of visas are at present required to enter Tanzania through the five specified entry points, which are:
• Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam
• Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) near Moshi and Arusha
• Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA) on Unguja Island, Zanzibar
• Namanga border crossing (between Kenya and Tanzania)
• Tunduma border crossing (between Tanzania and Zambia)

Types and cost

Single-entry tourist e-visa: US$50, Multiple-entry e-visa: US$100, Business e-visa: US$250, Transit e-visa: US$30   



Single-entry (business and tourist) visa is valid for three months from the date of issue. Multiple-entry visa is valid for either six or 12 months from the date of issue.


Transit visas are available for those travelling through Tanzania to other destinations within a 14-day period. An onward flight ticket and/or proof of a visa of the destination may be required.

Application to
Temporary residence

Residence permits are granted to foreign nationals if they are employed by a Tanzanian company, or working long-term as missionaries or volunteers. You must apply for these through the Immigration Services Department (www.immigration.go.tz).

Working days

About five working days.

Sufficient funds

Visitors must show that they can support themselves.

Extension of stay

You can extend your visas for three months at a time up to a maximum of six months at the immigration office in Dar es Salaam.
Business visas are not extendable without special permission from the Commissioner-General of Immigration.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 884 1080, +1 202 939 6125/7 Website: http://www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org Opening times: Mon-Thu 0900-1700 and Fri 0900-1430 (consular office)
High Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7569 1470 (general enquiries), +44 207 569 1489 (visa enquiries) Website: https://tzhc.uk/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700. For visa enquiries (+44 207 569 1489) 1500-1700.
British High Commission in Tanzania
Telephone: +255 (0) 22 229 0000 Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/tanzania Opening times: Mon-Thu (local time) 0730-1530 and Fri 0730-1300 (local time).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.