Croatian citizens planning on traveling to Tanzania for tourism purposes now have the option of applying for an eVisa for Tanzania.
The eVisa is an electronic travel authorization that was introduced in Tanzania in 2018 and that simplifies the process of obtaining a visa for travelers entering the country for short-term stays. As opposed to a regular visa, the eVisa does not require visiting an embassy and submitting a paper application. The whole process can be completed only within just a few minutes.
It is important to note that the Tanzanian eVisa is a single-entry visa that allows travelers to stay in Tanzania for a period of up to three months, exclusively for tourism, leisure or short-term health treatments. The eVisa is valid for both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
If international arrivals plan to travel to Tanzania for other purposes, they can check the other available visas:
- Multiple-entry visa: allows multiple entries within a 12-month period
- Business visa: for work purposes, it requires a work contract
- Transit visa: allows transit in Tanzania for up to 7 days
- Referral visa: only applicable to certain countries
- Gratis visa: for holders of a diplomatic, services or official passport
- Student visa: for academic purposes, it requires proof of enrollment in an educational system
In addition to the eVisa, Croatian citizens are also eligible for a visa on arrival. However, it is highly recommended to apply for an eVisa prior to departure for a smoother process at the moment of arrival in Tanzania. In fact, at the entry points, there is a fast track for travelers who possess an eVisa, while obtaining a visa upon arrival can take longer.
Online Application Form for Croatian Passport Holders
Applying for an eVisa for Tanzania from Croatia is a simple and fast process. All that is needed is an internet connection and the required documents.
The following information will be required in the application form:
- Personal details: full name, date of birth, country of citizenship
- Passport details: country of issue, number, date of issue and expiry
- Details of the trip: intended date of entry and purpose of the trip
Once the application form is filled out, applicants will need to complete the payment by credit or debit card. A confirmation message will then inform applicants of the successful submission of their application.
It is very important that all the information provided in the application form is accurate and up to date, to avoid inconveniences such as delays or denial of the eVisa.
All communications regarding the eVisa, including acceptance or denial, will be provided via email, which is why they should ensure to provide a valid email address.
In some rare cases, applicants might be asked to visit the nearest embassy or consulate of Tanzania for an interview.
Usually, the processing time of the eVisa for Tanzania is approximately 4 to 6 days. Travelers should plan in advance and submit their application on time to avoid arriving in Tanzania before receiving a confirmation of approval.
All citizens eligible for the eVisa, including Croatian citizens, are also eligible for the visa on arrival, however, as previously mentioned, this process can be more time-consuming.
Note: The approval of the eVisa does not necessarily guarantee entry into the country. However, the chance of denial is much lower than in case of requesting a visa on arrival.
Requirements to Apply for Croatian Citizens
The following are the Tanzania visa requirements for Croatian citizens:
- Fill out the application form
- Provide a copy of the passport that must be valid for at least 6 months from the application date
- Provide a digital copy of a passport photo
- Pay the eVisa fee and provide proof of payment
- Provide a valid email address to receive the electronic travel document
Upon arrival, Croatian citizens will need to provide their passport and a printed copy of their approved eVisa.
In some cases, proof of vaccination might be required. Specifically, citizens who have traveled in an area affected by yellow fever will need to provide proof of vaccination. It is advised to research in advance and ask a doctor if any vaccinations are required as they can vary depending on the nationality and the countries visited previously.
The entry points for travelers entering Tanzania with an eVisa are the following:
- Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), located in Dar es-Salam
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), serving the cities of Arusha and Moshi
- Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA), on Unguja Island
- Namanga border, in Namanga town, at the border with Kenya
- Tunduma border, in Tunduma town, at the border with Zambia
In this regard, there is plenty of relevant information available related to Tanzanian border crossings that Croatian citizens should know.
Note: Travelers are advised to have a copy of the eVisa with them at all times, in case they are asked to prove they possess a valid visa. It is also recommended to be aware of the safety and security measures when visiting Tanzania.