Greek citizens traveling to Tanzania can now apply for an eVisa directly from the comfort of their home, without any need of visiting an embassy or consulate.
This new travel authorization process has been introduced only recently by the Tanzanian government and it simplifies the process of obtaining a visa for those travelers who wish to travel to Tanzania for the short term, for tourism or leisure purposes. However, medical treatment that does not exceed the validity of the eVisa is also allowed.
The eVisa allows travelers to stay in Tanzania for up to 90 days, only allowing a single-entry. A multiple-entry visa is also available, but the process is slightly more complicated. Here are all the other visas available for traveling to Tanzania:
- The multiple-entry visa to Tanzania allows multiple entries within a 12-month period
- The business visa allows Greeks to conduct business and working in Tanzania
- The transit visa only allows transit in Tanzania for up to 7 days to citizens of Greece
- The referral visa is specific to certain countries
- The gratis visa is for holders of a diplomatic, services or official passport
- The Tanzanian student visa is for academic purposes
Note: volunteering in Tanzania is the same as working, therefore a valid work permit will be necessary as well as a business visa.
Visa Requirements for Greek Citizens Traveling to Tanzania
The Tanzania eVisa is an electronic travel authorization, meaning that applicants will need to gather all the necessary documentation and submit it online at the moment of the application.
It is important to check all eVisa requirements prior to submitting the online application, as some documents might require a longer time to obtain.
The following are all the Tanzania visa requirements for Greek citizens:
- Fill out the application form with accurate and up to date information
- Provide a copy of the passport valid for at least 6 months from the application date
- Provide a digital copy of a passport photo
- Pay for the eVisa fee and provide proof of payment
- Provide a valid email address to receive confirmation of the eVisa
An additional requirement may be proof of vaccination. There are no mandatory vaccinations strictly related to Tanzania. However, depending on the nationality of the travelers and on the countries previously visited, vaccinations such as the one for yellow fever might be necessary. The best course of action is consulting a doctor prior to departure and asking what vaccinations might be necessary.
Application Form Online from Greece To Tanzania
It only takes a few minutes to apply for the Tanzania e-Visa as a Greek. Once they checked they meet all the eVisa requirements, travelers can submit the application form online.
At the moment of the application, they will need to provide the following information:
- 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
- Email address
A confirmation message at the end of the application form will inform them that the request has been submitted and will soon be processed.
The eVisa processing time is usually around four to six days so travelers are advised to plan accordingly an even allow a few extra days in case of delays.
Applicants should ensure they provide the correct and up to date information and documentation, to avoid delays or even being rejected. Any updates or communications regarding the status of the eVisa will be provided via email.
In some rare cases, applicants might be asked to visit an embassy or consulate for an interview regarding their trip.
Note: the confirmation of the eVisa should be printed out as it may be necessary to show it upon entry or during any routine checks while in Tanzania.
There are five entry points for Greek travelers entering Tanzania with an eVisa:
- 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
It is useful to know that all citizens eligible for an eVisa, including Greek citizens, are also eligible to obtain a visa on arrival. However, this option is not recommended as it can take longer to obtain given the long queues at the entry points and that all documents have to be provided at the moment of entry.
When applying for an eVisa, on the other hand, the confirmation is provided prior to departure. And while an approved eVisa does not necessarily grant entry in Tanzania, it is very rare to be denied entry.
For more information, travelers are advised to inform themselves about the differences between a Tanzania eVisa and a visa on arrival.
Important: travelers should carry with them all the documentation provided at the moment of the online application as they may need to present it to border control officers.