We would like to inform you about the coronavirus Covid-19, in relation to your trip to Tanzania.
[Last update March 15, 2023]
Travel advice code yellow!
Since February 2022, the travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Tanzania has been adjusted to code yellow. This also officially indicates from the government that you can travel safely to Tanzania. The minimal travel restrictions for Dutch nationals to and from Tanzania are listed below on this page.
Corona has not gone away, but we learn ho to deal with it. The safety rules are strictly observed by the partners we work with. Also in Tanzania vulnerable people and people with contact professions are vaccinated. And once there, you have all the peace and space to travel with your company, safely and confidently! Large crowds can be avoided.
What are the obligations for me as a traveler to Tanzania?
If you travel to Tanzania, you are obliged to:
- The Tanzanian government advises you to get vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Dutch government. (The proof of this is the paper QR code). However, it is no longer necessary to present a COVID-19 certificate of a PCR test (RT-PCR or NAATs) upon arrival.
- Participate in random screening for COVID-19, which can be thermal or physical or by means of a rapid test by a safety officer upon arrival. (In the unlikely event that your rapid test at the airport in Tanzania is positive, you can self-isolate in your accommodation for 14 days until your test is negative again. Your trip is not endangered!)
I am traveling back to the Netherlands, what (corona) obligations do I have?
You can enter the Netherlands, and also Belgium, without entry restrictions due to COVID-19 or other COVID-19 requirements.
For information about the required documentation we like to refer to the KLM TravelDoc app. If the corona virus has any consequences for your trip in the future, we will of course inform you about this.
What about corona in Tanzania?
We are in constant contact with our people and agents in Tanzania and Zanzibar. As far as we have been able to find out, there were few cases of infection in Tanzania. The fact that the average age of the Tanzanian population is very young (18 years) and lives healthy (and does not yet have any diseases of affluence) certainly contributes to this. Also read the travel stories of our customers, about their experiences in corona time.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has also declared Tanzania safe to travel and has given Tanzania the ‘Safe Travel Predicate’ (Safe Travels Stamp).
Repatriation in case of code orange? … our care!
In the event of a major natural disaster or a sudden closure of the airspace (such as in March 2020), we look at the situation on site and whether repatriation is necessary in the short term. A (sudden) code orange from the NL government does not mean that you are in immediate danger or that you would no longer be able to travel and that your holiday should end. Code orange is always a travel advice and not a travel ban.
What are the most important pieces of advice when I travel to Tanzania?
Also remember to check your travel – and health insurance policies. With most travel insurance policies, only corona-related damage is not covered (see also corona travel insurances). In almost all cases, your health insurance covers medical care costs abroad (code yellow or orange), but additional insurance is recommended. If you suddenly become infected with corona just before departure and you are therefore no longer able to travel, then this is again covered by most cancellation insurance policies (e.g. Allianz).
Because we really want you to travel safely and responsibly. Protecting your health and our colleagues in Tanzania remains our number one priority.
Do you still find it exciting and do you prefer maximum safety? think of Selous / Nyerere National Park or Ruaha National Park – wide and with few tourists anyway – and spend the night in your own tent in one of the small camps in the middle of nature. From the airport of Dar es Salaam you travel with a private driver to your accommodation. And a stay in Zanzibar Island, after your safari, you can limit as much as possible to your own company and some crew members, if you choose one of the detached private villas from our range (see accommodations Tanzania and use the filter button to make the selection). Please let us know, we are happy to help you.
KLM and Corona
The measures taken by the airlines and airports against the contamination of the corona virus were such that no passengers were infected.
10 reasons why you should be in Tanzania right now:
- Tanzania is a safe and stable country. 120 different tribes live peacefully together.
- This pure piece of Africa has everything to offer in terms of nature, culture and traditions. The Tanzanians are happy to show you their beautiful country (again).
- The parks have seen few visitors, the animals are very curious.
- In the event of a possible negative travel ban in the future, we will arrange your repatriation.
- The imposed corona measures are strictly observed by our partners.
- No significant numbers of sick people are known outside the major cities. The average age of the population is 18 years old and is healthy.
- Tanzania is more than 23 times the size of the Netherlands, with only 3 times as many inhabitants. So you choose for peace, space and privacy.
- You travel in your own party, you are outside in nature all day and you stay in small-scale lodges and private accommodations.
- Your travel sum at Explore Tanzania is covered by SGR.
- You are very welcome. And right now there are great offers.