Tanzania

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Tanzania?

0 New COVID cases in Tanzania
0 New COVID deaths in Tanzania
% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Tanzania

Tanzania is a large country located in Eastern Africa. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma and the most spoken language is Swahili. The national currency in Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling (TZS).

What taxi apps are available in Tanzania?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Tanzania.

You can use Uber in 3 cities: Arusha, Dar Es Salaam, Dodoma. You can use Bolt in 4 cities: Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)Official currency
1 EUR~2605.49 TZS
1 USD~2303 TZS

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Tanzania?

There are 2 common plug types used in Tanzania:

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Tanzania?

Currently, citizens of 45 countries can enter Tanzania without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Tanzania?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Tanzania.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Tanzania?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 16, 2021, the risk level for Tanzania was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Tanzania

112 Police
115 Ambulance
115 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Tanzania:

BurundiDemocratic Republic of the CongoKenyaMalawiMozambiqueRwandaUgandaZambia
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