We know you have a lot to prepare before you head for your amazing experience in Tanzania. Not to delay you any longer, here is what you will need: visa application, travelers insurance (now with pandemic coverage) and how to follow health recommendation and fortunately, we got you and it is all in this blog post, you now can click and to do yourself. Happy Readding!
1. VISA TO TANZANIA
As a tourist, apply for MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA - This Visa (Multiple) is also issued to American citizens who wish to come for Holiday or Tourism purposes, as they are not entitled for Ordinary Visa. The maximum validity of this Visa is 12 months. However, the holder of the Multiple Visa cannot stay in the country for twelve (12) consecutive months. They are required to leave the country at most after every three months. Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected.
REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA
- Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page)
- 100 USD Visa fee
- Valid passport or national ID of the person to be visited in Tanzania (host) OR;
- Your host information (You can find it at the bottom of your itinerary which we provide you.)
- Proof of purpose of visit. If tourist, attach your itinerary or invitation letter
- Return ticket of the flight (not mandatory)
2. TRAVELERS INSURANCE
The State Department advises American travelers to carry travel insurance — specifically, travel insurance that includes emergency medical benefits, emergency medical transportation benefits, and coverage for other unexpected expenses, like trip cancellation and lost or stolen luggage.
3. TRAVELING DURING THE PANDEMIC
If you are traveling to Tanzania, CDC recommends you get fully vaccinated before travel. All travelers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
Before you travel to the United States by air
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days/72hours before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
- You should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
4. HEALTH, VACCINES, MEDICINES
Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
Before You Go
- Get a check-up from your dentist and your doctor if you have any regular medication or chronic illness, such as high blood pressure or asthma. Recommend to bring enough (2x the amount) medications for your duration in the country.
- Organize spare contact lenses and glasses.
- Get a first-aid and medical kit together; arrange necessary vaccinations.
- Consider registering with the International Association for Medical Advice to Travellers (www.iamat.org), which provides directories of certified doctors. If you’ll be spending much time in remote areas, consider doing a first-aid course (contact the Red Cross or St John Ambulance).
- Carry medications in their original (labelled) containers.
- If carrying syringes or needles, have a physician’s letter documenting their medical necessity.
Remember: While Tanzania has an impressive selection of tropical diseases on offer, it’s more likely you’ll get a bout of diarrhoea or a cold than a more exotic malady. The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk throughout much of the country.
Malaria Talk to your doctor about how to prevent malaria while traveling. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, especially if you are visiting low-altitude areas. See more detailed information about malaria in Tanzania.
Yellow fever Health recommendation: CDC does not recommend yellow fever vaccine for most travelers to Tanzania. However, you might consider this vaccine if you are staying a long time or will be heavily exposed to mosquitoes.
Note: Country entry requirement: The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US - see complete list: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.)
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Tanzania. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
Note: Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Find the clinic nearest you.