Tanzania’s new entry requirements put new hurdles in the way of wannabe visitors

(Posted 17th March 2022)

Air Kenya has advised of new entry requirements for Tanzania, especially applying for their connection from the Masai Mara via Migori to the Serengeti.

Writes Air Kenya:

The Government of Tanzania has updated the entry requirements for all travellers.
In adherence to these regulations, and to hasten the immigration process, all Airkenya passengers MUST be in possession of:
A yellow fever certificate.
A fully-filled entry declaration form (download here).
A negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival.
An e-visa procured in advance through the immigration platform https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/.
A health surveillance form https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ filled out before arrival into Tanzania.

Note: For passengers connecting into Tanzania through the Migori-Tarime border crossing:

Ensure SIRARI OSBP is selected as the point of entry, not Kilimanjaro or Musoma. Failure to state the correct point of entry shall attract a penalty of USD 10 per person.

Select LAND as the mode of transport as the actual border-crossing is done by bus*.

*AirKenya provides air-conditioned buses to transfer passengers from Migori (in Kenya) across to Tarime (in Tanzania), where passengers are picked up by our subsidiary airline, Regional Air to continue their safari in Tanzania.

Travellers from the countries below are expected to take a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival at a cost of USD 10 per person.

United States of America (USA)
India
Uganda
Rwanda
France
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Egypt
Malawi
United Kingdom
For inquiries, contact us through:
Email: resvns@airkenya.com Tel: +254 20 391 6000 / +254 721 415 346

Adds ATCNews: Unlike several other major tourism destinations in Africa, which have dropped literally all such requirements as long as a visitor is fully vaccinated, Tanzania seems to be ignoring the latest global trends and making entry yet again more difficult.

Wannabe travelers should well consider just how much they are prepared to put up with, especially when many other options with less hassle are available.

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