Tanzania visa requirements
Most nationalities require a visa to enter Tanzania and this includes UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders. For these nationalities it's possible to get a visa, which is valid for 3 months, upon arrival or in advance from the Tanzania embassy. The cost of the visa is around USD $50 and it's best to pay for the visa with USD cash, if applying at arrival at an international airport or at land borders. For passport holders of other nationalities, check Project Visa for more information.
Arrivals to Kilimanjaro Airport
Please note that Kilimanjaro airport has changed its way of handling visas on arrival. Previously, you could either get a visa on arrival by waiting in a small queue or you could get it online. We now strongly recommend that all travelers apply for e-visas in advance online at https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/
for all trips.
Please be advised that the online process does require a lot of information. However, once complete, visas are issued within a few days. If you DO NOT have an e-visa, you will need to go through the following steps on arrival:
- Queue for a Government Control Number
- Queue again to pay for this at the bank
- Queue again to have the visa issued
- Queue again for Immigration to check the visa
This process can take up to two hours to complete and is certainly not the best way to start your holiday in Tanzania.