Tanzanian Immigration Services Department has extended deadlines for individuals who could not travel to or from the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new guidelines are as follows:
- Prospective visitors who were already issued Visa Grant Notices but were not able to travel to Tanzania, have been granted an extension of three months from the date of their visa start date.
- Visitors whose Visa/Visitors passes have expired, or about to expire, whilst they cannot leave the country, are advised to report to the nearest Immigration Office for one month extension (free of charge). However, if the situation still persists after expiry of such extension, the holders are advised to report to the Immigration Office, Kurasini - Dar es Salaam for further assistance.
- Holders of Residence Permits, Visitors Pass, Exemption Certificate and Dependant Pass which have expired, have been granted one month grace period to stay in the country. Upon expiry of such period, if the situation still persists, they are advised to report to the Immigration Office - Kurasini in Dar es Salaam for further directives.
- Holders of Residence Permits/Passes who have already surrendered their respective documents are required to report promptly to the Immigration Office, Kurasini- Dar es Salaam.
- This move by the Immigration Services Department is highly welcomed as it will provide relief to visa and permit holders during this crisis period.
Mandatory quarantine at the point of entry
The government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has imposed a mandatory quarantine at the first International Point of Entry in Tanzania for all travelers from countries which are most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The quarantine will be for a period of 14 days at government designated facilities. The travelers will bear the quarantine costs.