COVID-19 updated entry requirements - updated 16 March 2022

On 16 March 2022 the Tanzanian government and 25 MArch 2022 the Zanzibar government have issued new guidelines for entry considering the ongoing COVID pandemic.


Updated COVID entry requirements for tourists and residents traveling into Tanzania after 16 March 2022 and Zanzibar after 25 March 2022.

Note: These are entry requirements for Tanzania and Zanzibar only and your airlines, origin country, transit or return countries requirements may also be applicable to your travel.

The entry requirements into Tanzania have changed again on 16 March 2022 (and 26 March 2022 in Zanzibar)!. The major points for our tourists to consider when traveling to Tanzania are:

  1. All travelers including Tanzanians, returning residents and members of the crew/layovers are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveler's Health Surveillance Form available at for Tanzania mainland or for Zanzibar.

    Note:  From 01 May 2022 the afyamsafiri ( is undergoing maintainance and you are not required to complete this until otherwise informed. To find out more you can read the official announcement here: MAINTENANCE OF DIGITAL TRAVELLER HEALTH SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (AFYAMSAFIRI).

  2. Travelers entering the United Republic of Tanzania (including Tourists, Tanzanians, returning residents and those in transit through land borders who are:
    1. Fully vaccinated - will be exempt from all RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements. Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with a QR code for verification before boarding your first flight or on arrival. The only accepted vaccines are those which have been approved by the United Republic of Tanzania and the World Health Organisation (list here:
    2. Not fully vaccinated or un-vaccinated (including those not eligible for vaccination) will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or NAATs certificate with a QR code obtained within 72 hours before departure.
      1. Travelers originating from a country listed with a variant of concern may also be subject to a Rapid Antigen Test (at their own cost of $10 / TZS 23,000 in mainland Tanzania / $25 / TZS 58,500 in Zanzibar) and if found positive will be subject to a further RT-PCR (at their own cost of $100 / TZS 230,000 in Mainland Tanzania) for confirmation and will be required to self-isolate until results are published.
      2. Travelers who are applicable for the rapid test are highly recommended to pay online via ( when arriving to Mainland Tanzania to avoid delays at the airport.
  3. Children aged 5 years and below are exempted from all RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements.

You can read the full updated Tanzanian Mainland document here: read full update.

You can read the full updated Zanzibar document here: read full update.

Note: This is only designed as a guide and accurate as of the date stated above / latest notice issued by the government. You will need to reconfirm if these rules are applicable at the time of your entry and we accept no responsibility for changed or incorrect information.