to Kenya and Tanzania
All visitors to Tanzania (except citizens of the Commonwealth
and other specified countries) require a valid passport and
visa. Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic
Mission or consulate or from main Tanzania entry points.
Applicants can also writie to the Principal Immigration
Officer, PO Box 512, Dar es Salaam and request the required
documents. Visitors entering Tanzania through a point where no
immigration officer is on duty must report to the nearest
immigration office within 24 hours of entry.
including: binoculars, cameras, and film may be imported
temporarily free of duty. A customs bond may be demanded from
visitors bringing in video/filming equipment, radios, tape
recorders and musical instruments to ensure the goods are
re-exported. Firearms require a special permit. Liquor (1
pint) tobacco (200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams) are tax
free for individuals of 16 years and older. Visitors buying
valuable gems, skin articles, makonde carvings and other local
handcrafts must keep cash sales receipts for presentation to
customs officials on departure.
An airport tax in convertible foreign currency is levied on all
visitors departing the country. Baggage is weighed at check-in
counters and is subject to inspection by customs officials.
Visitors originating from countries with possible exposure to
cholera and yellow fever should travel with valid vaccination
certificates. Mosquito control efforts and the high altitude of
Northern Tanzania greatly reduce the risks of contracting
Malaria. It is recommended visitors consult with their medical
professional before traveling. A preventative treatment plan may
be necessary before, during and after the trip.
Informal attire is appropriate on safari and on the coast.
Clothing should be light-weight and light in color on safari.
Warm clothing is recommended in the evenings and particularly in
higher altitudes. Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Mount Kilimanjaro
areas, Usambara and the Southern Highlands are areas where
warmer clothing may be needed. Low-heeled walking shoes are
recommended. Other accessories like a hat, sunglasses,
swimsuits, flashlight, and insect repellent will be useful.
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