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Corona Tanzania: Can we still travel?

After a challenging couple of years of Corona, Tanzania and the rest of the world is finally opening up to adventure again. For many, it’s a childhood dream to head out on a safari in Tanzania – and our job is to help make that dream come true.

Navigating the COVID-19 travel restrictions for travel in Tanzania is an important part of our service in 2022 and beyond. Read through our COVID-19 and travel in Tanzania FAQ and feel free to contact us for more information!

Most importantly: Tanzania follows procedures to ensure your safety. Upon entry, a negative PCR test OR “proof of complete vaccination” is needed. We welcome you again!


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Corona Tanzania: Is it possible to travel to Tanzania during the corona pandemic?

We are happy to say that it is currently very possible to travel to Tanzania in 2022. The borders are open, and major international airlines operate several flights a week to various destinations throughout the country. The best thing awaiting you? Our expert Tanzania Specialist guides, ready to welcome you to your unforgettable journey in Tanzania.


Are there COVID restrictions in Tanzania right now? 

International travellers are obliged to respect the government’s COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, including frequently washing hands and keeping an appropriate physical distance.


Corona Tanzania travel rules: the specifics

As of March 2022, the current COVID-19 travel information from GOV.UK and the CDC state that all passengers arriving in Tanzania are required to present a “proof of complete vaccination”OR negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate upon arrival. This needs to be taken within 72 hours before your arrival time in Tanzania.  


Travellers must complete an online Traveller’s Surveillance Form. This form must be submitted no more than 24 hours before arrival. 


Rapid testing costs might sometimes be needed for certain airlines before going back home. The costs are 10 USD per traveller for arrivals in mainland Tanzania and 25 USD for arrivals in Zanzibar. The fee for Corona testing in Tanzania can be paid through the online Traveller Surveillance Form or in cash on arrival. Children under 5 are exempt from all testing. 


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Corona rules: Tanzania Travel from the UK

There are no current COVID-19 requirements for travel home to the UK for vaccinated passengers. For unvaccinated travellers, a PCR test must be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England. You must also book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test to be taken after you arrive in England, and complete a UK passenger locator form to be completed in the 3 days before you arrive in England. You will need to enter your PCR test booking reference number in the passenger locator form.


Corona rules: Tanzania Travel from the USA

For return travel home to the United States from Tanzania, a few rules apply to all passengers regardless of Corona vaccination status. Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before departure from Tanzania. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Upon arrival in the US, the CDC recommends getting a viral test 3-5 days after travel. 


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“The beauty of travelling with a trusted operator in Tanzania is that we take care of all the logistics for you – including arranging all arrival tests,” concludes Tanzania Specialist Co-Founder Epimark Bernard as he looks forward to a year of limited travel restrictions. “We’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2022. This includes the opening of a special new lodge in the heart of one of Tanzania’s most beautiful destinations!” With so many of us cooped up for the past two years, the time has never been better for a Tanzania travel experience.

For more information on creating a bucket-list journey in Tanzania with Tanzania Specialist, contact the team at info@tanzaniaspecialist.com