Citizens of Argentina require a visa to visit Tanzania. Only nationals of a select few countries enjoy visa-exemption for Tanzania. The vast majority of international travelers must apply for a visa for Tanzania before their trip, including Argentinian citizens.
While travelers from certain countries must visit a Tanzanian embassy to apply for a consular visa, Argentine citizens have the advantage of being able to apply online for a visa for Tanzania.
The Tanzania electronic visa, or eVisa, was launched in 2018 for travelers of certain nationalities, including citizens of Argentina. This streamlined system involves completing a simple online application form, which can be done from the comfort of the applicant’s home or office.
With an approved Tanzania eVisa, Argentinian travelers can avoid long queues at the border for a visa on arrival and enter the country quickly and hassle-free.
How to Apply for a Tanzania Online Visa as an Argentinian
It is simple to apply for a Tanzania eVisa for citizens of Argentina. Once the applicant has checked that they meet the visa requirements, they must complete the Tanzania eVisa application form online.
This involves providing the following information:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Passport number
- Passport expiry date
- Travel itinerary
- Current email address
Digital copies of supporting documents, such as the traveler’s passport, must be uploaded.
All the information submitted must be accurate—small errors can cause an application to be delayed or even denied.
Once submitted, the applicant will receive an email confirming receipt of their Tanzania eVisa application. They will be able to track its progress online, using the User Identification Number included in the email.
Once the Tanzania eVisa is approved, it will be sent to the email address provided by the Argentine traveler in their application.
What Argentinian Citizens Need to Apply for a Tanzania eVisa
In order to apply for an eVisa for Tanzania, a traveler must be a citizen of an eligible country, such as Argentina.
The list of Tanzania eVisa requirements for Argentina includes a number of supporting documents that must be provided in a digital format (scanned) to complete the application process.
Documents required for Argentinians traveling to Tanzania include the following:
- An Argentine passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of arrival in Tanzania
- A digital passport-sized photograph
Only the passport information page must be scanned (not each page stamped by countries previously visited).
When arriving at Tanzanian border control, the traveler may be asked to provide proof of onwards travel. This may be a return plane ticket or proof of booking a flight to a third country.
Additionally, if the Argentine visitor has recently been to a country where yellow fever is endemic (including Argentina itself), they will be required to present a certificate proving they have been vaccinated against the disease.
Tanzania eVisa Processing Time from Argentina
The Tanzania eVisa application takes a matter of minutes to complete by filling out the online form. Once it has been submitted, it will be processed.
As long as the application has been filled out correctly, the information provided is accurate, and all the required documents have been submitted, the Tanzania eVisa may be granted and sent to the Argentine applicant within a few hours.
Some applications take longer than others and the processing time also depends on the current volume of applicants. However, it is unlikely that an application will take longer than a few days to process.
If further information or other documents are needed, this will delay the processing of the eVisa application for Tanzania.
FAQs for Argentinians
Most Argentinians will need a yellow fever vaccination to visit Tanzania, since the disease is endemic to regions in the north of Argentina.
The principal mosquito vector of yellow fever, Aedes aegypti, is present in Tanzania. Therefore, to prevent the spread of the disease, all new arrivals in the country who have recently been in regions where yellow fever is endemic must be vaccinated.
Such visitors must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate at border control. Failure to do so may result in them being denied entry to Tanzania.
Argentine nationals who live in countries not affected by yellow fever, who have not recently spent time in a country where it is endemic will not need a vaccination.
Learn more about the vaccinations needed to travel to Tanzania.
Travelers can use the Tanzanian eVisa to travel to the island of Zanzibar as well as mainland Tanzania.
Argentinians do not require any additional travel documents to visit Zanzibar if they are in possession of a valid eVisa for Tanzania. They may need to present their visa when entering Zanzibar from the mainland.
It is also necessary to fill out arrival and departure cards when visiting Zanzibar.