Covid-19 Travel Requirements

Traveling to and from Tanzania during Covid-19

The information on this page will be updated periodically as requirements and protocols change. Date of last update: 3/June/2021


Leaving Home

Your international airline may have pre-boarding testing requirements. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Most of our guests travel through Amsterdam and currently if you have a transfer in Amsterdam, you only need a NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample that’s taken within 72 hours before arrival in Amsterdam. Please make sure to check the entry requirements of your final destination.


Arriving into Tanzania

Tanzania requires filling out a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours prior to arrival. Follow this link: https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/.  Once completed the traveler will receive a completion notification containing their Unique Health Code (UHC) which they will present upon arriving.

Additionally, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample collected within 72 hours before arrival in Tanzania.  Travelers in transit more than 72 hours will be required to be tested by rapid test upon arrival in Tanzania.  The rapid test cost is $25 per traveler.

All travelers entering Tanzania may be subject to enhanced screening for COVID-19 and a rapid test. The rapid test cost is $25 per traveler.


Traveling in Tanzania

While traveling in Tanzania, standard Covid-19 protocols (masking, social distancing, and sanitizing) will be adhered to by your guide and those working in the tourism industry, while in public settings, airports/airplanes, and the common areas of accommodations.

Much of your time on safari will be socially distanced from other travelers and outside. However, if you plan to travel in a more populous area (city or town), we recommend being masked when social distancing cannot be maintained.


Departing Tanzania

Prior to departing Tanzania, Covid-19 testing (PCR and/or Rapid Test) will be required for most travelers. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Covid-19 testing costs (PCR Test $100+facility fees pp / Rapid Test $25 pp) are the responsibility of the traveler. As your tour operator, we will help coordinate proper test timing, location, and test payment.

PCR Test Procedures:

 

Rapid Test Procedures (updated May 19, 2021)


Common PCR Testing Sites in the Northern Circuit

For additional information you can also reference the US Embassy websites or the following PDF documents issued by Tanzania and Rwanda respectively.

United States Embassy – Tanzania

United States Embassy – Rwanda

Covid-19 Travel Advisory No. 7 – Tanzania – PDF

Covid-19 Regulations – Rwanda – PDF

Covid-19 Regulations – Kenya – Website


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