The Tanzanian Government has implemented a new eVisa application scheme intending to make visa application more accessible to travelers visiting the country. It aims to improve security checks at the border and help boost the number of foreign visitors who plan to visit Tanzania for tourism and business purposes. It also seeks to mitigate the visa issuance process by making it easier and faster to obtain.
Danish citizens are amongst those included in the list of nationalities who can apply for the Tanzanian eVisa. It can be applied for online prior to traveling, eliminating the need to visit an embassy. An option of getting a visa on arrival is still available to travelers at the border; however, long waiting times are common especially during peak hours, and visa fees vary per person and can only be paid in cash.
Entry Requirements for Danish Citizens
Danish citizens who wish to enter Tanzania must determine the type of visa that they need prior to visiting the country.
The following are the visas available to travelers visiting Tanzania:
- A single-entry tourist visa for Tanzania allows the traveler to stay for up to 90 consecutive days in the country for travel, tourism, short term health treatment or other activities sanctioned by the Law of the Republic of Tanzania.
- A multiple-entry Tanzania tourist visa for Danish citizens is designed for those who frequently visit the country. This visa is valid for a period of 12 months and allows travelers to stay for up to 3 months at a time in Tanzania.
- A Tanzania transit visa is available for travelers who are stopping in the country on their way to another destination and plan to stay no longer than 7 days.
- A Tanzania business visa is available for professionals working in the country temporarily or anyone planning to invest in Tanzanian businesses. The validity of the visa can vary from 1 to 6 months, depending on the traveler’s needs.
What Documents Do I Need to Apply for the Tourist Visa?
Travelers visiting Tanzania will need to provide a scanned digital copy of their documents when applying for an online visa. The following are the Tanzania visa requirements for Danish citizens:
- A Danish passport valid for a period of at least 6 months upon arrival in Tanzania
- A digital copy of the passport information page
- A digital copy of a passport photo
- Yellow Fever Vaccine Certificate (for travelers who have been to Sub Saharan Africa and tropical Latin America for the past month where yellow fever is endemic)
It is also necessary for Danish citizens to provide a detailed travel itinerary once they enter the country, ensuring the traveler will adhere to the three months visa rule mandated by the government. Documentation showing their return ticket to Denmark or to an onward destination should also be submitted to the Immigration officer at the border.
Application Form for Danish Citizens
After deciding the type of visa that they will need for Tanzania, travelers will need to provide some personal and passport information when completing the simple Tanzania eVisa application online for Danish citizens which will only take a few minutes to complete.
Applicants will need to provide their full name, date and place of birth, and travel document number, as well as a working email address in order to proceed with the visa application. A verification email will be sent on the provided address confirming the receipt of the application. Once the final decision has been made by the Tanzanian immigration officials, another message will be sent showing the approval or denial of the visa.
It is requested that everyone should double-check the information entered before submitting the application to avoid any delays in receiving the visa. Applicants are required to pay the Tanzanian eVisa for Danish citizens fee, which varies depending on the visa type. Credit and debit cards are accepted as a method of payment when applying for the online visa.
Please be reminded that being issued a Tanzanian visa does not guarantee a traveler absolute rights to enter Tanzania. The final decision will still be made by the immigration officers at the border entry points. For that reason, travelers are encouraged to bring all the necessary documents prior to entering the country to avoid any inconvenience or entry rejection.