Our Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic & Current Info for the Entry into Tanzania

There is no ban on entry or quarantine on/after entry.

The following rules apply (source: Federal Foreign Office, Germany):

“”All travelers whose airline or country of departure requires a negative COVID 19 test result as a condition for departure must also present this test result on entry into Tanzania. Travelers from other countries who show COVID-19 symptoms will be subjected to an extended examination and if necessary a PCR test. A quarantine obligation no longer exists.

All persons should observe rules of distance and hygiene and wear face masks.”

PCR test certificate is no longer required by the Tanzanian side, unless it is already required by the customer’s departure country/airline. Special care should be taken if airlines / countries have their own guidelines and they may still require their customers to present these certificates.  It is best to coordinate with the airline in advance, as the request – as mentioned – is no longer from the Tanzanian side. The regulations for re-entry into the respective “home country” must also be observed.

Specifics Regarding COVID Testing While in Tanzania:

If you require a test to return home, tests are available at any time from a hospital in Moshi that is less than 1km from our office. The test results will be reported back 48 hours later. A test certificate will be issued and will be valid for another 72 hours. The cost of the test is Tsh 115,000/= (approximately $50 USD payable in Tanzanian shillings only). The price is the same whether you are a citizen or non citizen. Tests are given between 09:00 and 13:00 7 days a week including holidays.
 

In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, we have put in place measures that ensure the safety of
both our clients and employees. Our employees undergo regular training on Covid-19 updates, time after time.


Other Info on Health & Safety, and Our Advice for All Destinations

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets. This is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water; accidents; sun exposure and insect bites. Many of the problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other preventive measures need to be taken.

Find out more, visit our General information page on Health & Safety for travelers.
 

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us.