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Visa Requirements for Tanzanian Citizens

Visa requirements for Tanzanian citizens are conditions that all Tanzanian visitors must meet when traveling abroad.
Crossing the border with any foreign country means complying with the rules and regulations applicable to entry. Most countries require Tanzanian passport holders to have a valid visa issued by an embassy.
At the same time, some allow Tanzanian tourists to apply for visas online using the e-visa system, visa on arrival or simply travel visa-free. Currently, 120 countries have set an embassy visa as one of the entry requirements for Tanzanian citizens.
This means that visiting these destinations requires going through a lengthy and often complicated visa application process. 16 countries allow Tanzanian citizens to apply for an eVisa online, which requires following three simple steps. Additionally, most eVisa applications are approved within 72 hours and then sent to each applicant via email. Visa on arrival is issued upon arrival in 21 countries after completing the registration process at the nearest border gate upon arrival.
Finally, although Tanzanian citizens do not have the greatest freedom when traveling abroad, 39 countries waive visas for Tanzanian passport holders. Tanzanian citizens should read on for more information about all types of entry requirements that apply when traveling abroad, country lists and specific visa requirements.

Electronic visa

An electronic visa or eVisa is a short-term travel permit issued by the government of the country being visited.
However, the entire registration process takes place online and takes a few minutes.

List of countries that offer eVisas for Tanzanian citizens

  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
16 countries offer e-visas for Tanzanian passport holders to apply online before planning to travel abroad.
Most eVisa destinations issue electronic travel permits within 72 hours of online application. The short-term stay allowed with an eVisa in hand is usually 30 or 90 days for Tanzanian passport holders. To obtain an eVisa, travelers from Tanzania simply need to check the specific requirements of the chosen eVisa type, collect the necessary documents and complete the 3-step online application process. The issued eVisa is then emailed to each traveler as a PDF file, which must be printed or saved as an electronic document for presentation upon arrival.
Travel using the e-visa system allows Tanzanian citizens to go on vacation, explore other countries and their tourist attractions, undertake business assignments abroad or simply stop over during transit.
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Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival is a short-term document that allows its holder to visit other countries for tourism, business or transit-related reasons.
VoA is provided to Tanzanian passport holders upon arrival at the border crossing of the selected destination.

List of countries offering a Visa on Arrival for Tanzanian citizens

  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • The Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
21 countries allow Tanzanian citizens to apply for a visa on arrival using the existing VoA system. To obtain a visa on arrival, Tanzanian passport holders must complete the registration process upon arrival at their chosen destination.
However, it is necessary to check whether any documents have to be provided with the visa application.
If supporting documents are attached, travelers must prepare them before their planned departure. They must then go to the nearest border checkpoint and ask to fill out a visa application form at the border. Once this is completed, the documents must be submitted along with supporting documents (if any). Finally, some destinations will require travelers applying for VoA to pay a visa fee as part of the application process, sometimes using the local currency.
It should be noted that some countries that offer visas on arrival offer Tanzanian citizens a second option: an eVisa available online.
Destinations such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Laos and Madagascar have implemented both visa systems, allowing Tanzanian citizens to choose the system that best suits them. Applying for an eVisa helps travelers prepare and thus avoid long queues upon arrival.

Embassy visa

An embassy visa is a traditional or regular visa that can be issued after completing the application procedure at the embassy or consulate of the country to be visited.
Embassy visas come in different types and can sometimes be issued even as a long-term travel permit.

List of countries that require Tanzanian citizens to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guayana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
120 countries require Tanzanian passport holders to present a valid embassy visa upon arrival. The regular visa issued must be consistent with the tourist’s purpose of travel.
There are often multiple embassy visa types to choose from, which vary depending on the reason for travel.
Additionally, some countries offer long-term embassy visas, even those related to working or studying abroad. Therefore, the first step when applying for an embassy visa is to choose the type of visa that suits the purpose and duration of the expected trip abroad.
Next, the traveler must collect the necessary documents, fill out the embassy visa application form, and submit the complete documents to the embassy or consulate. There may then be a visa application and visa interview fee to pay; however, this is not always necessary. Applying for an embassy visa is a complicated process and can take several weeks.
This is why it is better to start applying well before your expected departure date to receive your visa from the embassy on time.

Visa-free countries

Visa-free travel, the easiest way to travel, is granted to Tanzanian citizens by 39 countries.
These destinations welcome Tanzanian passport holders on the basis of a valid passport or identification document, depending on each country's specific regulations. However, there is no need to manage any type of visa to explore these places.

List of visa-free countries for Tanzanian citizens

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • The Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
When visiting these destinations, Tanzanian citizens will need a valid passport or identification document.
Additionally, some countries may require certain documents to further confirm the purpose of the planned trip. These documents may include proof of hotel bookings, return tickets or bank statements proving you have enough funds for the trip. Tanzanian travelers seeking visa-free entry can visit the 39 listed destinations for short-term stays related to entertainment, business or transit.
This makes going on a relaxing vacation, attending a business meeting, attending a seminar or conference, or being in transit an easy task.

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