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Tanzania Tourist Visa Information

The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa, launched in 2018, which allows citizens from eligible countries to travel to and within Tanzania (including Zanzibar).

The Tanzania electronic visa is valid for tourism and leisure purposes, such as a holiday in mainland Tanzania or Zanzibar, or to visit family or friends.

Eligible travelers must apply for a Tanzania tourist visa online before visiting the country.

It is quick and easy to obtain the eVisa. The streamlined online application can be completed from home, rather than going all the way to a diplomatic mission or embassy.

The Government of Tanzania implemented the eVisa Tanzania in order to simplify the application process for a Tanzania tourist visa for eligible citizens.

For the majority of eligible nationalities, the Tanzania tourist eVisa is available as a single-entry visa for a stay of up to 30 days and is valid for 90 days from the date of arrival.

For US citizens, the Tanzania online visa is valid for multiple entries, allows stays of up to 90 days within every 180 days, and is valid for one year from the date of arrival.

Eligible applicants may apply through the simple Tanzania eVisa application form, which only takes minutes to complete with personal and passport information. Applicants are also required to indicate the reason for traveling and provide the intended date of entry to Tanzania.

Those wishing to visit Tanzania for purposes other than tourism or leisure are required to contact the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate.

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Single-entry online visa
Stay for up to 30 days
Valid for 90 days from arrival
Permits travel for tourism, leisure, and visiting family
Can be used at select points of entry in Tanzania
What do I need?
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Passport with minimum validity of 6 months and at least 1 blank page

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A recent photo, passport-style

email address

Current email address

Credit/Debit Card

Credit/debit card

Tanzania eVisa Requirements

To apply for the Tanzania tourist visa, applicants need to meet the following Tanzania eVisa requirements:

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the intended date of arrival, with at least 1 blank page
  • Image of the passport information page
  • A recent photograph of the applicant, passport-style
  • Credit or debit card to pay the eVisa fee
  • A valid email address to receive the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice, and any updates and notifications.

Passengers may be asked to provide a copy of their return or onward flight tickets.

In order to meet the Tanzania online visa requirements, the applicant must also print a copy of the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice to present at Tanzanian border control, to gain expedited entry to the country.

It is essential for travelers with dual nationality to ensure they travel with the same passport used to complete the Tanzania visa application.

The Tanzania visa online allows the traveler to enter the country at only one of 5 selected points of entry. The full list is available in the FAQ section below.

Countries Eligible for Tanzania

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Tanzania

Countries Eligible for Tanzania

  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Complete the Tanzania eVisa application form online

The first step is to fill in the Tanzania eVisa online application. This takes a matter of minutes.


Applicants must enter their basic personal, passport, and travel details into the relevant fields of a questionnaire, using the online Tanzania eVisa system. They must also provide an email address. This is essential, as the approved eVisa will be delivered here.


Visitors completing a Tanzania eVisa application should double-check all their answers before submitting the online form.

Confirm payment for the Tanzania eVisa

Travelers must cover a small processing fee to submit their Tanzania eVisa application. Applicants should have a credit or debit card to hand for this reason.


The Tanzanian eVisa system is simple and streamlined, making the process as easy as possible for the user. After entering all of the required details into the online form, there will be a prompt to enter the card details.


The applicant must then simply confirm the payment to submit the application for processing. Then, it is a matter of waiting to receive the eVisa for Tanzania.

Receive the approved eVisa for Tanzania

After applying, the Tanzania eVisa is processed. Once approved, it is sent by email to the account provided by the traveler on their application form.


It does not take long to receive a Tanzania eVisa. Most applicants will receive their online visa via email within 6 working days after submitting the form.


Travelers must print a copy of the eVisa. This must be shown to an official at Tanzanian border control to enter the country. It is also necessary to show the same passport registered in the online application.

e-Visa Tanzania Processing time
1 - 9 days
Tanzania government fee
50 to 100 usd
Our service fee
59 usd
109 to 159 usd
The total amount depends on several parameters as: goverment fee per type of online visa, additional services.
Optional services:
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Covid Update for Tanzania

Last update: 14/12/2023

International travel to Tanzania is now open and eligible citizens can apply for a Tanzania visa online. Passengers are subject to medical screening on arrival.

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Mauricio Torres

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Mauricio Torres is a U.S. attorney licensed in the State of California, specializing in immigration and citizenship law. He has focused his career on family-based and employment-based immigration, naturalization and more.

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Tanzania Visa FAQ

  • What is the Tanzania eVisa?

    The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to and around both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar for tourism and leisure purposes, or to visit family and friends.

  • Which countries need a visa for Tanzania?

    Applicants can check if their country is eligible for the Tanzania eVisa using the visa check tool above.

    Most applications for the eVisa for Tanzania come from the following eligible countries:

    • United States
    • India
    • United Kingdom
    • Burundi
  • How much does the eVisa for Tanzania cost?

    The prices for the Tanzania eVisa vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. The single-entry Tanzanian visa cost is also different from that of the multiple-entry eVisa, such as the one available for citizens of the United States.

  • How long can I stay in Tanzania with the eVisa?

    For most nationalities, the Tanzania eVisa allows a single stay of up to 30 days in the country. For US citizens, the visa is valid for multiple consecutive stays of 90 days within every 180 days.

  • Can I enter Tanzania with my eVisa at any point of entry?

    Holders of the Tanzania visa online can enter Tanzania at the following select ports of entry:

    • Julius Nyere International Airport
    • Kilmanjaro International Airport
    • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    • Namanga Border Crossing
    • Tunduma Border Crossing

    Travelers may also enter Tanzania and Zanzibar via sea.

  • Is Tanzania visa a single or multiple-entry visa?

    The Tanzania eVisa is available as a single-entry online visa for the majority of eligible nationalities. US citizens are granted a multiple-entry online visa for Tanzania.

  • When should I apply for the eVisa online ?

    Applicants are advised to apply for the Tanzania visa online at least six (6) business days before the intended date of arrival in Tanzania.

  • What is the difference between an electronic visa and a visa on arrival?

    The Tanzania eVisa can be obtained online before traveling and can be paid for using a secure credit or debit card. It is quicker, easier, and more convenient than the visa on arrival.

    Those who are eligible to apply for Tanzania eVisa may also obtain a Tanzania visa on arrival to enter the country. However, getting a visa at the border involves a long wait at the airport, to fill out a Tanzania visa on arrival form. Payment must also be made in cash.

    Travelers must be careful to bring all the necessary documents with them to apply for a visa on arrival. If there are any missing documents, or if there are any other problems with the application, these travelers could be denied entry to Tanzania.

    Most visitors prefer the eVisa because it is processed and approved before reaching the Tanzanian border, bringing peace of mind.

  • How long is a Tanzania eVisa valid for?

    The Tanzania eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of arrival in Tanzania. For United States citizens, a multiple-entry eVisa is available and is valid for one (1) year from the date of arrival.

  • How do I get a tourist visa for Tanzania?

    Eligible citizens can apply online for the Tanzania tourist visa by completing a simple online application form. Applicants are required to fill in basic personal and passport details, provide their travel information, and pay a visa fee to receive the approved Tanzania eVisa via email.

  • What do I need to submit a Tanzania visa application?

    In order to submit a Tanzania visa application online, it is necessary to have:

    • A valid passport with at least six (6) months from the expected arrival date and a blank page
    • Two recent photographs of the traveler, passport size
    • Proof of travel such as a return or onward ticket
    • A credit or debit card to pay the Tanzania eVisa fee
    • A valid email address to receive the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice.
    • Proof of travel such as a return or onward ticket (not mandatory)
  • How long does it take to get a Tanzania visa?

    The Tanzania visa online processing time can vary depending on the volume of applications. Travelers usually receive their approved eVisa within six (6) business days.

  • How long is the Tanzanian Visa Validity?

    The Tanzania visa validity depends on the nationality of the applicant. The single-entry Tanzania Tourist eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of arrival.

    For United States citizens, a multiple-entry visa is available and is valid for one (1) year.

  • Can I apply for an online visa while in Tanzania?

    No, it is necessary to submit a Tanzania online visa application before traveling to the country.

    A Tanzania visa on arrival is available for the same eligible citizens as the eVisa. However, this involves lengthy queues at the airport upon arrival. Travelers are advised to apply for the eVisa in advance in order to save extra traveling time.

  • What should I do if I have made a mistake on my application?

    It is essential to make sure that all the data entered on the application matches the applicant’s passport information, as any mistakes in the details provided can result in the rejection of the Tanzania eVisa.

  • How will I receive my approved online tourist visa for Tanzania?

    Upon approval of the eVisa application, an Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification letter will be sent to the email address provided during the application process. It is necessary to print a copy of both documents to present at Tanzania border control to gain entry to the country.

  • How can I check the Tanzania eVisa status?

    Applicants can check the status of the Tanzania eVisa using their OVManager account if they have applied through this website. They will also receive updates about their application by email.

  • When will my visa for Tanzania expire?

    The single-entry Tanzania Tourist eVisa expires 90 days after the date of arrival.
    For United States citizens, the multiple-entry visa available expires one (1) year after the date of issue.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Tanzania tourist eVisa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of the Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification letter. Both documents must be presented at Tanzanian border control. Arrivals must also have a completed Entry Arrival declaration form for Tanzania and the same passport used for the visa application to gain entry to the country.

  • How long does it take to renew an eVisa?

    If the Tanzania eVisa expires while the applicant is outside of Tanzania, it is necessary to submit a new Tanzania online visa application to return to the country. It will take between 3-6 working days for the new application to be approved.

  • What can I do if my application is rejected?

    In the case that the Tanzania visa online application is rejected, applicants are able to submit a new eVisa application. It is essential to make sure that all the information entered on the form matches the applicant’s passport information, as any mistakes in the details provided can result in the rejection of the application.

  • How do I extend my Tanzania tourist online visa?

    To obtain a Tanzania visa extension, it is necessary to visit the Immigration office in Dar es Salaam before the visa expires and complete a Tanzania visa extension form. The Tanzania eVisa may be extended for three (3) months at a time, up to a maximum six (6) months in total.
    It is often easier to simply leave the country temporarily, apply for a new eVisa online, and then re-enter Tanzania.

  • What happens if I overstay my tourist visa in Tanzania?

    Those who overstay the validity of the Tanzania tourist visa are liable to be detained and fined, or even arrested, before being deported.