All visitors to Tanzania (except citizens of the Commonwealth and
other specified countries) require a valid passport and visa.
Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or
consulate or from main Tanzania entry points. Applicants can also
writie to the Principal Immigration Officer, PO Box 512, Dar es
Salaam and request the required documents. Visitors entering
Tanzania through a point where no immigration officer is on duty
must report to the nearest immigration office within 24 hours of
Personal effects including:
binoculars, cameras, and film may be imported temporarily free of
duty. A customs bond may be demanded from visitors bringing in
video/filming equipment, radios, tape recorders and musical
instruments to ensure the goods are re-exported. Firearms require
a special permit. Liquor (1 pint) tobacco (200 cigarettes, 50
cigars or 250 grams) are tax free for individuals of 16 years and
older. Visitors buying valuable gems, skin articles, makonde
carvings and other local handcrafts must keep cash sales receipts
for presentation to customs officials on departure.
An airport tax in convertible foreign currency is levied on all
visitors departing the country. Baggage is weighed at check-in
counters and is subject to inspection by customs officials.
Visitors originating from countries with possible exposure to
cholera and yellow fever should travel with valid vaccination
certificates. Mosquito control efforts and the high altitude of
Northern Tanzania greatly reduce the risks of contracting Malaria.
It is recommended visitors consult with their medical professional
before traveling. A preventative treatment plan may be necessary
before, during and after the trip.
Informal attire is appropriate on safari and on the coast. Clothing
should be light-weight and light in color on safari. Warm clothing
is recommended in the evenings and particularly in higher altitudes.
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Mount Kilimanjaro areas, Usambara and the
Southern Highlands are areas where warmer clothing may be needed.
Low-heeled walking shoes are recommended. Other accessories like a
hat, sunglasses, swimsuits, flashlight, and insect repellent will be
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