Tanzania travel advice

We are happy to give you specific travel advice in relation to your trip to Tanzania.
[Last update September 25, 2023]

Travel advice code yellow!
Since last year 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.

What are the obligations for me as a traveler to Tanzania?
Corona has not left the world, but we learn ho to deal with it. If you travel to Tanzania, you are obliged to:

  1. 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.
  2. Participate in incidental 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!)

See also our frequently asked questions page for the other vaccinations for Tanzania.

For information about the required documentation we like to refer to the KLM TravelDoc app.

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.

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. 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).

10 reasons why you should be in Tanzania right now:

      1. Tanzania is a safe and stable country. 120 different tribes live peacefully together.
      2. This pure piece of Africa has everything to offer in terms of nature, culture and traditions.
      3. The Tanzanians are happy to show you their beautiful country (again).
      4. In the event of a possible negative travel ban in the future, we will arrange your repatriation.
      5. The imposed corona measures are strictly observed by our partners.
      6. 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.
      7. 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.
      8. You travel in your own party, you are outside in nature all day and you stay in small-scale lodges and private accommodations.
      9. Your travel sum at Explore Tanzania is covered by SGR.
      10. You are very welcome. And right now there are great offers.