Countries With Visa On Arrival In Tanzania


Tanzania has long been a great holiday destination for travelers from all over the world. With its wonderful scenery, unique wildlife, scenic islands and welcoming people, the country offers visitors a holiday packed with extraordinary sights, exquisite East African cuisine and unforgettable experiences. The country is steeped in beauty, history, and culture and attracts travelers from all walks of life all year round. Many tourists are drawn to the country for its fascinating wildlife experiences and picturesque beaches.

Getting a visa to Tanzania is not as demanding as most travelers might have imagined. However, visa rules for visitors vary from one country to another. The rules depend on the nationality of the visitor – the country that issued the visitor’s passport. Some tourists may enter Tanzania without a visa, some may need to obtain their visa at the points of entry – “Visa on Arrival” and some may need to apply for a pre-arranged visa from Tanzania’s Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

Nationals of countries allowed entry to Tanzania without visa – “Visa-Free” can stay up to 90 days. Some citizens are required to get special clearance from the Commissioner General of Immigration before they can obtain visa for entry. Certain nationals who fall under this category may or may not qualify a visa after their application has been reviewed.



Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:

  • a passport or Travel Document which is valid for not less than six months issued by a State or an International Organization recognized by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and
  • that, he is a holder of or his name is endorsed upon a Residence Permit or a Pass issued in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act No. 7 of 1995; or
  • A valid Visa (for nationals whose country require visa) which is obtained at any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points. Click here to see Official Entry Points


Upon complying with the entry requirements, a bonafide visitor is issued with a Visitor’s Pass on arrival at the entry point into the United Republic of Tanzania for a validity not exceeding three months in first instance (and not exceeding six months for citizens of East African Community), provided that he is in possession of sufficient funds for subsistence while in the United Republic of Tanzania and a Return ticket or onward to ticket to his country of origin, domicile or destination as the case may be.


There are five categories of Visas which may be granted to foreigners other than prohibited immigrants who seek to enter the United Republic of Tanzania as follows:

  • Ordinary Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • Gratis Visa
  • Referral Visa

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Countries Which Their Nationals Require Visa On Arrival

Passport holders of the following countries can obtain visa-on-arrival at the entry points in Tanzania.

African Countries

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Tunisia


  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kampuchea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea South
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

Australia & Oceania

  • Australia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Isles
  • Palau


  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

North America

  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • United states

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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Countries Which Their Nationals Do Not Require Visa {can stay up to 90 days}

If you’re a national of any of the countries in the list below, you don’t need to apply for a visa before you can enter Tanzania. Such nationals can stay in Tanzania for a period of 3 months or less. But, a citizen of the East African Community (EAC) member states – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda, can stay for a period of 6 months or less. For EAC member states citizens, you’ll need your national passport or ID card for identification at the point of entry. But, other nationals will need their national passports for entry stamps at the airports. The countries whose nationals can enter Tanzania free have visa waiver agreement with the country.

African Countries

  • Botswana
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Swaziland
  • St. Helana
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Australia & Oceania

  • Cook Island
  • Heard Island
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Europe & Asia

  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Channel Island
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocoas Island
  • Cyprus
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of man
  • Jersey
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Romania
  • Singapore

North & South America

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Bermuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Island
  • Cayman Island
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Island
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vicente
  • Trinidad & Tobago


  • Ashmore & Certie Island
  • Naue Island
  • Ross Dependency
  • Tokelau


Countries Which Their Nationals Require Referral Visa

Referral visa requires permission or special clearance from the Commissioner of Immigration Services in Tanzania. This means that such nationals who require referral visa will need to fill a form and provide some other documents for processing before the clearance can be issued. If you’re a citizen or national of any country in the list below, you should apply for a referral visa for clearance to enter Tanzania.

African countries

  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Mauritania
  • Kyigten Republic
  • Somali land

Europe, Asia & Middle Eastern Countries

  • Abkhazia
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Palestine
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan


A Visa may be obtained at any United Republic of Tanzania Missions abroad or Consulates (click here to see the List of Tanzania Missions abroad) and also on arrival at all designated Entry Points. In case of Referral and Multiple Visas applicants are required to submit their applications to the office of the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services Dar es Salaam or at the office of the Commissioner of Immigration Services Zanzibar. Click here to see Visa Issuing Centers.


Standard fee rate for Ordinary Visa is US $ 50, for Multiple Entry Visa is US $ 100 and for Transit visa is US $ 30. However a different fee may be set in accordance with the rules guiding Visa issuance or on the basis of reciprocity. Click here for more details on Visa eligibility and fee rates.


Visa fees are payable at Issuing Centers and an Exchequer Receipt should be provided for the payment made.

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