Information on COVID-19 in Tanzania

Updated: May 16

We all know how the COVID-19 has changed the world. In terms of Tanzania, Tourism is a hard-hit industry. At Trip Quest, we continue to take every possible measure to help and support our clients and staff.

The Government of Tanzania is committed to stopping the spread of the virus. Most of them in the world have been vaccinated, but new strains are emerging.

Here we provide you with the essential/current rules and regulations for entering and exiting the country.


Effective from 24th December 2021.

  • All travellers will be required to present a Negative COVID-19 Test Certificate upon arrival. The test should be based on Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) done at a nationally accredited/approved testing using samples collected within 96 hours before arrival to Tanzania. This rule applies to all three ways (Air, Road, and Water).

  • All travellers must also fill in an online Traveler's Surveillance Form - available at within 24 hours before arrival to Tanzania. Filling of Traveler's Health Surveillance Form is a mandatory requirement before boarding to the United Republic of Tanzania, and there shall be a penalty to conveyances for noncompliance.

  • All travellers who are arriving from countries experiencing variants of concern/variants of interest and the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Or those who have travelled through those countries in the last 14 days, regardless of the route taken, shall be subjected to rapid tests at Points of Entry at their own cost. The cost for COVID-19 rapid test shall be USD 10 Per Person, which is non-refundable and testing fees applies to travellers arriving in Tanzania Mainland by Air or Marine Vessels. For Zanzibar, the cost for a rapid test shall be USD 25 Per Person. The updated list of countries for the Rapid Antigen Test is available at

  • All Travelers arriving at Mainland Tanzania are advised to pay for COVID-19 rapid test online to avoid unnecessary queues upon arrival through an automatically generated control number obtained after filling online Traveler's Health Surveillance Form and Zanzibar through

  • The children aged 5 years and below, Travelers in transit, are exempted from both RT-PCR certificate and COVID 19 Rapid Antigen Test.

We recommend everyone to keep checking this link for the latest travel advisory from Tanzania -


Most of the airlines and countries you are travelling back to require RT-PCR; hence, we recommend you check with the respective authorities before your travel. However, it is possible to get an RT-PCR Test and Certificate in various parts such as Arusha, Karatu, Serengeti, Dar Es Salaam, and Zanzibar.