To visit Tanzania as a tourist, most travelers need to obtain a tourist visa. The Taniza Government allows both visa on arrival and online visa options for eligible travelers. 

  1. On Arrival Visa Platform: Visa on arrival (VOA) is the most convenient alternative for many travelers. Citizens of most African countries, the United States, Canada, the majority of European countries, and many other nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival at any Tanzanian airport or land border crossing. The visa normally costs between $50 and $100 and can be purchased in cash (USD, EUR, or TZS) or with a credit card. The requirements for eVisa are similar to those for a VOA. 
  2. Online Visa Platform/eVisa: Tanzania also offers an electronic visa (eVisa) system for travelers who prefer to obtain their visa online before traveling. The eVisa allows travelers to apply and pay for their visa online, eliminating the need to visit a Tanzanian Embassy or consulate in person. The eVisa application process is typically straightforward and can be completed from anywhere with an internet connection. Once approved, travelers receive their eVisa via email, which they can print out and present upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • They should only apply through the official Tanzania Immigration website ( or directly through the link Applicants are assumed to have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions on the Visa Portal. 
  • Holders of American passports traveling for vacation or tourism must apply for a Multiple Entry Visa. Non-American applicants should carefully study and follow the conditions for a Multiple Visa application.

Tanzania Visa Application Guide

Visa Grant notice tanzania

Entry Requirements 

All travelers whether foreign nationals, Tanzanian citizens or Residents, MUST enter Tanzania through designated (formal) Entry Points. Upon arrival, the traveler will be responsible for:

  • Appearing in person in front of an Immigration Officer with a completed and signed arrival declaration card,
  • Producing their passport or other acceptable document to an Immigration Officer,
  • In the case of foreign nationals; they may be required:
  • To show their Visa or apply for Visa on arrival,
  • To show Residence Permit/Pass If they are bonafide Residents in Tanzania;
  • Return ticket or evidence of onward travel arrangement; and
  • Evidence of funds for maintenance (upkeep budget)

Apart from the above immigration formalities, a traveler is supposed to observe health guidelines as provided by the Ministry of Health in Tanzania from time to time.  Currently there are special conditions imposed for yellow fever and Covid-19. Prospective visitors are advised to read respective guidelines from the Ministry of Health.

Visa Fees

Types of Visa

Visa Fees in USD

Ordinary Visa$50
Multiple Entry Visa$100
Business Visa$250
Transit Visa$30