Tanzania

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Limitations
23.05.2022 - 06.06.2022

Prior to travel

Special caution is advised when travelling.

Due to safety issues, it is advised against unnecessary travel into the border-regions of Mozambique (south part of Mtwara).

The 3G rule (mandatory proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing) applies to all flights to, from and via Germany. This means that travellers aged 12 and over departing from Germany must present proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing before starting their journey, regardless of the destination country's entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Entry is permitted.

Within 24 hours before entering the country, travellers must fill out a 'Traveler's Surveillance Form', which generates a 'Unique Health Code' to be presented to the authorities upon arrival.

Travellers must also complete an online health declaration if travelling to Zanzibar.

No reliable information is currently available.

Transit travelers are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 72 hours.
Test can also be carried out upon entry: PCR-test.
Minors up to and including the age of 5 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

Travellers must provide a negative RT-PCR test result (not older than 72 hour) on arrival. If they fail to produce such a test certificate, they are required to undergo such a test at their own expense (approx. 100$) when entering Tanzania. Travellers have to self-isolate until test results are available If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Travellers from certain countries are subject to a rapid test on arrival for which a fee is charged. Payment should be made online before departure (mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar), the control number generated must be presented on entry. Germany, Austria and Switzerland are not currently mentioned on the list (as of 18 May)

Individuals showing symptoms on arrival may also be asked to take a test.

Transit travellers (air) are exempt from testing requirements.

Travellers taking a test on arrival in Tanzania must self-isolate while awaiting test results.

Persons with COVID-19 symptoms may be re-tested for COVID-19. If test results come back positive, travellers will be required to self-isolate or to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. Quarantine is lifted upon presenting a negative PCR test result at the end of this period.

There are no known restrictions.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Tanzania, such information is made available through e.g. the Ministry of Health.

Proof of vaccination certificates must contain a QR code.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Tanzania, such information is made available through e.g. the Ministry of Health.

Proof of vaccination certificates must contain a QR code.

No reliable information is currently available.

There is no quarantine on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no quarantine on entry for those who have recovered.

Local regulations

Restrictions are eased for persons having tested negative only.

When travelling from Zanzibar to the mainland (within 14 days), a negative rapid test result must be submitted.

Current value: 0. Previous week: 2

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

Transfer from Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania may require submission of a negative rapid test. There are otherwise no other COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country at this time.

There are no known restrictions.

The population is called upon to wear face masks and to observe social distancing rules, but there is no obligation to do so.

There are no known restrictions.

Some bars and restaurants are still closed, but many offer take away.

Some hotels remain closed, many of them voluntarily and due to low occupancy.

There are no known restrictions.

According to tour operator information, hiking tours in the Kilimanjaro National Park are carried out in accordance with extensive hygiene rules and with staff trained on the instructions of the authorities.

There are no known restrictions.

Travelling at the international airport in Dar es Salaam as well as with domestic flights is possible.

Departure

Some airlines require a negative COVID-19 test upon departure. Tests can be taken at local hospitals or at the National Laboratory. Appointments can be booked online. Travellers should bear in mind that test results are usually not available on time and that only negative results will be communicated.

Reentry to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

There is a test obligation for entry into Germany by air, land and sea. The test must have been carried out 48 hours before entry.

Proof of a negative test, complete vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19 is required regardless of whether the country of departure is classified as a high risk area or risk-free area. The proof can be requested by the Federal Police or by the competent authority during the control of cross-border traffic to Germany and must already be presented to airlines prior to carriage.

PCR, LAMP, TMA, and antigen rapid tests are permitted, however, antibody tests are not permitted.

For air travel, the proof of testing should always include the passport/ID number of the traveller(s) as this is required by some airlines for carriage.

There may be exceptions for delivery traffic, commuters and other groups of people. Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return. The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. Vaccinated persons must present proof of complete vaccination protection. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the mentioned vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated. Individuals remain completely vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose. After 270 days, a booster vaccination is required. Should no booster vaccination have been administered, a negative test is required. Vaccinated persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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There is no quarantine on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

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There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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