Requested Documents for enetring Tanzania
Passport: requested with a period of validity that is minimum
six months before expiring when entering the country.
For knowing any changes it is possible to ask Tanzanian Embassies or Consulates.
Entrance Visa: requested, and it is possible to be asked in
every Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate. It is forbidden to do any job if
you have only touristic visa: many people have been arrested for
making working activity without the proper visa.
For further information we recommend to ask Embassies or Consulates.
Currency Formality: none.
Euro and Dollar are both accepted in every Change Authority and can be converted in Schilling there.
The main banks which give ATM service are: Barclays, NBC, Standard Chartered Bank.
There are no particular restriction in currency importation.
Traveller cheques are accepted in all the hotels in Dar Es Salaam, in banks and in some travelling agencies.
Credit Cards are not so common and generally people can use the money in main hotels.
The most common are Visa, Master Card and Diners Club; often if you use your Credit Card there will be a surplus in prices 5-10%.
In comparison with other African Countries, Tanzania is Secure, but it
needs attention because of micro-criminality and dangers which are not
only so bright to be seen by non expert eyes.
Even if the political situation is stable, it is recommended not to get in touch with political manifestation.
There are areas where criminality rate is bigger, so we recommend to pay attention, especially in public places where foreign people go, such as hotels restaurants discos cinemas and malls, mainly after sunset, but also all day long.
Talking about Dar es Salaam, the most dangerous areas are: Masaki, Masani Peninsula and Oysterbay.
It is recommended not to accept invitation by unknown people, even if they seem friendly.
The country is generally tolerant through ethnical and religious diversities, but both Christian and Muslim culture are strictly conservative for what concerns sexual issues.
It is recommended to respect local culture, mainly in Zanzibar, that is mostly Muslim, and to be strictly careful during Ramadan month. Pemba Island is more conservative than Unguja.
Health system level is low for what concerns experts, medical
equipment and specific medicines.
Health situation in the country is heavily worrying, blood transfers are not secure, but you can find centres with European medical experts.
Attention: before leaving for Tanzania, one should stipulate an health insurance within emergency transfer in another country due to health issue, in addiction to medical expending.
Advice: to buy beverages in closed bottles; to treat water for
alimentary use (boiling it for more than twenty minutes, filtering and
settling it); avoid non coke vegetables and sea fruits; drink water
and beverages without ice, see a doctor when the first symptoms of
sickness are shown (Vomit, Diarrhoea, Fever).
People who want to climb Kilimanjaro should go on excursion after having seen a doctor, we want to remind you that Kilimanjaro there is no possibility to use oxygen tanks and there is no firs aid place. Talking about divined: in Dar es Salaam there are no hyperbaric chambers.
Recommended Vaccinations: the ones against Yellow Fever, Malaria and Typhus Fever.
It is recommended to go to every Vaccination Authority before leaving.
Drug use/selling law: the trade of every kind of drug, even the
lightest ones is heavily repressed by Local Police, which has informer
Punishments by tribunals are heavy and Police commands inside the hotel are frequent.
In Airports even the luggages of VIP Room people could be checked.
There is a hard drug traffic repression process and even foreign travellers have been arrested.
Homosexuality is against the law.
Sexual abuse and minority age abuse laws: local law is strict,
sentences against sexual violence or pedophilia goes from 20 years
imprisonment till life imprisonment.
Papers gives big importance to these news.
Who is sentenced to sexual crime or pedophilia is sentenced both in Tanzania and in his/her homeland, following every National or International law.
In case of misunderstandings with Local Police, it is recommended to contact the Embassies or the Consulates in Zanzibar. Phone numbers could be found easily on the internet.
Driving Licence: it is necessary to have the International licence (1968 Vienna Convention).
Insurance: social responsibility is required and it is necessary to stipulate a temporary insurance in Tanzania.
Driving path: driving on the left, overtaking on the right.
Alcohol concentration in blood: police can demand to take a breath test for alcohol concentration. Legal limit is 0,08%.
Helmet for motorbikes: necessary.
Seatbelts: people must wear seatbelts when sitting in to front seats of a vehicle.
Police has the authority to require penalties and having them paid.
Highways: there are no highways in Tanzania.
Transfer: travelling links between Tanzania and Europe are guaranteed daily with charter flights and international flights by KLM, Swissair, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines. Charter flights are mostly used to go to Zanzibar.