A visa is required for almost everyone entering Zanzibar/Tanzania. The price for a single-entry (tourist) visa is 50 $ for most nationalities, for US citizens it is 100 $

Online Visa

You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed. Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for interviews. For online application visit

Visas can also be obtained at any point of entry as well as 4 – 6 weeks prior to entry via the Tanzanian embassy in your country.

Visa Requirements:

A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page.


Visitors entering on visas must present a roundtrip ticket and demonstrate they have sufficient funds for their stay.


Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers arriving from, or having transited through countries where yellow fever is endemic, if they have resided in such country for more than 12 hours. Direct arrivals from non-endemic countries, including all countries in Europe and North America, are not required to show a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

More information on vaccinations HERE

Customs Regulations

Exporting seashells, coral, ivory and turtle shells is illegal.

Currency Restrictions

There’s no limit on the importation or exportation of foreign currency, but international currency valuing more than $10,000 on both entrance and exit from Tanzania need to be declared. Non-residents (except Kenyans and Ugandans) may not import or export Tanzanian Shillings (TZS).