Tanzania Airports Formalities
Tanzanian airports formalities

Tanzania Airports Formalities

Here you will get Procedures and practical information together with Rules and customs Tanzania Airport formalities from Arrival to Departure well tailored for you.


After arriving Guests will be directed by airline staff to special places where they will start at the health port and then head to immigration for passport control Afterward they will proceed to the baggage claim area then they will be free to go out for a meeting and greeting with their host.

Public health port

Guests will be required to perform health checks at the public health check counter if they suffer any symptoms of COVID-19, fever, diarrhea, etc.

The guests will undergo screening to detect any abnormal body conditions such as high temperature for any pandemic diseases possibilities including COVID-19 and YELLOW FEVER.



Tanzania has no entry requirements for travelers.

  • As of February 2023, travelers no longer need a negative COVID-19 certificate or vaccination to enter Tanzania and Zanzibar. For more information, click here



People may experience different symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms usually begin 5–6 days after exposure and last 1–14 days.

The most common symptoms are:

  • fever
  • chills
  • sore throat.

Less common symptoms are:

  • muscle aches and heavy arms or legs
  • severe fatigue or tiredness
  • runny or blocked nose, or sneezing
  • headache
  • sore eyes
  • dizziness
  • new and persistent cough
  • tight chest or chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • hoarse voice
  • numbness or tingling
  • appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea
  • loss or change of sense of taste or smell
  • difficulty sleeping.

People with the following symptoms should seek immediate medical attention:

  • difficulty breathing, especially at rest, or being unable to speak in sentences
  • confusion
  • Drowsiness or loss of consciousness
  • persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • skin being cold or clammy, or turning pale or a bluish color
  • loss of speech or movement.

Kindly visit the World Health Organization for more information about COVID-19 symptoms here

Tanzania Airports Formalities


What is yellow fever?

is a mosquito-borne fever that is endemic in tropical regions of Africa and South America and is transmitted through the bites of affected mosquitoes. “Aedes Aegypti” is the vector of the yellow fever virus in the urban human-to-human cycle of transmission, whereas in the jungle monkey-to-monkey and accidentally monkey-to-human cycle

symptoms of yellow fever

  • fever
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting

The symptoms of yellow fever take from 3 to 6 days to be seen, and after 3 to 4 days, they disappear.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccination when visiting Tanzania?

You will only need to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival in Tanzania if you are traveling from a country with a high risk of the virus.

As of 2023, Europe and the United States are not included in this high-risk list.

here is the list of yellow fever risk ranks for various countries VIEW HERE

The yellow fever vaccine is given as a single dose and should be administered 10 days before you travel to Tanzania, where a single dose is capable of providing lifelong protection against yellow fever.

If you are transiting through one of the yellow fever-high-risk countries for 12 hours or more, you will be required to receive the yellow fever vaccination to enter Tanzania

Travelers coming from countries that are not in the below list of countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and who have not transited into those countries within 12 hours and above will not be subjected to yellow fever vaccination upon arrival.

For more information about Tanzania yellow fever requirements kindly visit Tanzania Yellow Fever Requirements

Tanzania is mapped as a low-risk country because no yellow fever virus has been isolated in the country so far.

Please visit the United Republic of Tanzania Health Ministry’s website for more details.

Tanzania Airports Formalities


Good news!

Tanzania has no Malaria requirements and the rate of malaria is low at the country

This is a disease caused by parasite and does not spread from person to person

  • extreme tiredness and fatigue
  • impaired consciousness
  • multiple convulsions
  • difficulty breathing
  • dark or bloody urine
  • jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
  • abnormal bleeding.



Tanzania Airports Formalities


Passport control

Please proceed to the immigration desk indicated “Residents or Non-Residents and Diplomats,” etc., and present your passport. Please ensure that you have valid travel documents. Please visit the immigration for more details.

Baggage Claim

After the passport control unit go to the baggage area to find and take your baggage but If you have any concerns about your baggage, such as lost baggage or any damage, please visit the nearby baggage claim counter for further clarification and assistance.


Kindly proceed to the Arrival lounge to meet with your host and start your safari Adventure in Tanzania!


“Welcome to Tanzania!! Hakuna Matata!”




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