Tanzania Tourist Visa

Tanzania tourist visaTravelers who wish to visit Tanzania on holiday or as part of a traveling trip will need to apply for a Tanzania tourist visa depending on their nationality. Most foreign nationals are required to apply for a visa for Tanzania and are advised that they apply beforehand as opposed to applying for a visa on arrival in Tanzania. While it is possible to apply for a visa on arrival, it is subject to immigration control at the time and it may be a more complicated process than applying for a Tanzania visa beforehand.

Applying for a Tanzania tourist visa is easy thanks to the Tanzania eVisa that now enables foreign nationals to apply for a visa in advance. You can apply for a Tanzania tourist visa online without visiting an embassy or consulate avoid the queues for visa on arrival at the Tanzanian border.

Who Needs to Apply for a Tanzania Tourist Visa?

If you wish to visit Tanzania for tourism or business, you can apply for a Tanzania eVisa. The Tanzania electronic visa system is simple and involves much less time and hassle than applying for one via your nearest Tanzanian embassy or applying for a Tanzania visa on arrival. Instead, you can apply for a Tanzania visa online and avoid the hassle of applying for a visa at the last minute or at the Tanzanian border.

You can also get a Tanzania tourist visa as a multiple entry visa, which will allow you to leave and re-enter Tanzania within a 12-month period. This might be useful if you work in tourism or have regular business in Tanzania. There is also the possibility of getting a transit visa if you plan to stopover in Tanzania for under 7 days while transiting to another destination.

The countries that have to apply for a visa for Tanzania are:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo*
  • Costa Rica
  • Ivory Coast
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dutch Carribean
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Russia
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin (French)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • SGSSI*
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
Congo* – Congo, The Democratic Republic of
SGSSI* –┬áSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

There are also some foreign nationals who will need to apply for a referral visa when applying for a Tanzania tourist visa.

The countries that must apply for a referral visa for Tanzania are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somali land
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Stateless persons or person

Tanzania Tourist Visa Information

If you are applying for a single entry tourist visa to Tanzania, you will be granted up to 3 months validity. However, if you plan to leave Tanzania and re-enter within 12 months, the multiple entry visa may be better suited.

In order to apply for a Tanzania tourist visa, applicants should fill out the application form online, all the while being sure to double-check the accuracy of their details, pay the visa fee and submit the form online.

All passports should be valid for a period of at least 6 months at the time of visa application, ensuring that the passport will also be valid throughout the planned stay in Tanzania.