Tansania Giraffe vor dem Kilomanscharo

Entry regulations

Tanzania

Find all entry regulations for flights to Tanzania in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

There are no known restrictions

You only do not need a transit visa if you are traveling on to a third country on the same calendar day and are only staying in the transit area of the airport until your departure.

There are no known restrictions

An e-visa can be applied for online before entering the country.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Due to security reasons, non-essential travel to the immediate border region of Mozambique (southern part of the Mtwara region) is advised against.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

Entry is permitted.

Within 24 hours before arrival in Zanzibar, travellers must complete an online health declaration if travelling to Zanzibar.

Travellers from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo must complete a 'Traveller's Surveillance Form' before arriving in Tanzania (mainland). The QR code generated must be presented to the authorities upon request.

There are no known restrictions

Transit is permitted, transit travellers are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 72 hours.
Test can also be carried out upon entry: Rapid test.
Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

Travellers must provide a negative RT-PCR test result (not older than 72 hours, containing a QR code) on arrival in Zanzibar. If they fail to produce such a test certificate, they are required to take a test on arrival and to self-isolate until results are available. If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Individuals showing symptoms on arrival may also be asked to take a test.

For travellers to Tanzania (mainland), all entry restrictions have been lifted.

Transit travellers (air) are exempt from testing requirements.

Persons with COVID-19 symptoms may be re-tested for COVID-19. If test results come back positive, travellers will be required to self-isolate or to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Quarantine is lifted upon presenting a negative PCR test result at the end of this period.

There are no known restrictions

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Tanzania, such information is made available through e.g. the Ministry of Health.

Proof of vaccination certificates must contain a QR code.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Tanzania, such information is made available through e.g. the Ministry of Health.

Proof of vaccination certificates must contain a QR code.

There are no known restrictions

There is no quarantine on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no quarantine on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

Restrictions are eased for persons having tested negative only.

When travelling from Zanzibar to the mainland, a negative rapid test result may be required.

Current value: 1. Previous week: 0

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

When travelling from Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania, a negative rapid test may be required. There are currently no other COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

There are no known restrictions

The population is called upon to wear face masks and to observe social distancing rules, but there is no obligation to do so.

There are no known restrictions

Bars and catering facilities are open.

Hotels are open.

There are no known restrictions

According to tour operator information, hiking tours in the Kilimanjaro National Park are carried out in accordance with extensive hygiene rules and with staff trained on the instructions of the authorities.

There are no known restrictions

Travelling at the international airport in Dar es Salaam as well as with domestic flights is possible. Travellers must complete an online traveller's health declaration.

If travellers test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they may be subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

Departure

Some airlines require a negative COVID-19 test upon departure. Tests can be taken at local hospitals or at the National Laboratory. Appointments can be booked online. Travellers should bear in mind that test results are usually not available on time and that only negative results will be communicated.

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

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There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.