Except for a few nationals of visa-exempt countries, all other travelers visiting Tanzania need to apply for a visa. There are many types of Tanzanian visas available, depending on the length of the stay and on the purpose of the journey. Here are all the options:
- Single-entry eVisa, for short-term stays of up to 90 days
- Multiple-entry visa, which allows multiple entries over 12 months
- Business visa, intended 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
Since 2018, travelers planning on visiting Tanzania can apply online for an electronic travel authorization, the eVisa. This new system, already in place in many other countries, is meant to streamline the immigration process for foreign citizens that are looking to visit Tanzania for tourism, leisure or short-term medical treatment.
The government of Tanzania introduced this new system also as a means of increasing tourism and boosting revenue. The electronic authorization system eliminates the need for paper applications and long queues at the embassy or consulate, making the whole experience of requesting a visa easy and fast.
Do Slovenian Citizens Need a Visa to Enter Tanzania?
Yes, Slovenian citizens need a visa to enter Tanzania. They are among the ones eligible for the eVisa, which allows them to travel to Tanzania for up to 90 days.
In addition to the eVisa, Slovenians can also request a visa on arrival to enter Tanzanian territory. This type of visa has the same conditions as the eVisa, however, it is not a recommended option. To obtain a visa on arrival travelers might need to stand in long queues at the entry ports and bring all the documentation with them, not knowing for sure if their visa will be approved.
The eVisa is a much smoother process as it can be requested online from anywhere in the world and the confirmation is given prior to departure.
It is important to note that even the eVisa does not grant entry into the country. The Tanzanian Immigration Authorities have the right to deny travelers admission, however, this happens quite rarely and in very specific circumstances.
Documents Required to Apply for Tanzania eVisa as a Slovenian
The following are the documents that Slovenian citizens will need to submit at the moment of the online application:
- A copy of the passport valid for at least 6 months from the application date
- A digital copy of a passport photo
- The proof of payment for the eVisa
- Proof of vaccinations in some cases
Note: There are no mandatory vaccines necessary for Tanzania. Nevertheless, the proof of vaccination is necessary for those nationals of countries at risk of yellow fever or for travelers that have previously traveled to such countries.
How to Apply for Tanzanian eVisa from Slovenia
To obtain a Tanzania visa online from Slovenia, citizens will need to fill out the application form, provide all the previously mentioned documentation and complete the payment of the eVisa.
In the application form, the following information will be required:
- 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
- Valid email address: to receive communications regarding the status of the eVisa
Note: Applicants should double-check that all the information provided is correct and up to date. Inaccuracies can lead to inconveniences and the eVisa may be denied.
At the end of the application form, once all the information has been correctly filled out, applicants will see a confirmation message of the successful submission of the form.
It usually takes around four to six days for the application to be processed. Updates regarding the status of the eVisa will be provided via email. It can happen that an applicant is invited to visit an embassy or consulate for an interview, following the online application. Nevertheless, this is quite rare.
Upon receiving the confirmation of the eVisa, travelers should print it and carry it with them as they may need to present it at border control. They should also bring along the documents provided during the online application.
Slovenian citizens can enter Tanzania though one of the following five entry ports:
- Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), located in Dar es-Salam, on the Swahili coast
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which serves 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