The visa policy of Tanzania determines who may enter the country and how many types of visa for Tanzania are available for that purpose. Whether or not a visa is required for Tanzania depends on the traveler’s nationality, as well as the purpose and duration of the intended stay. Citizens of over 40 countries do not need to meet any Tanzania visa requirements for short trips, as they are visa-exempt for the country for stays up to 90 days (3 months). All other foreign citizens must obtain a visa in order to visit Tanzania, whether an eVisa through an online application, an embassy visa from a Tanzanian diplomatic mission, or a visa on arrival at a border entry point.

Citizens of over 150 countries are now able to submit an electronic application for a Tanzania visa online, eliminating the need to visit a government diplomatic office, or wait in line at the border, to apply. A Tanzania visa on arrival option is still available, and required for citizens of one county, but this process can involve a lengthy wait at an immigration checkpoint for an application to be processed. It is also necessary to pay the visa on arrival fee in cash in US currency.

The Tanzania eVisa option eliminates this need and allows expedited entry to the country. Those not eligible for an electronic Tanzania visa must apply in person for an embassy visa from the nearest Tanzanian consulate, by making an appointment in advance. It is necessary to indicate the type of travel document the applicant needs for their stay, whether a tourist visa, business visa, work visa, or study visa. There are currently no Tanzania visa bans in place against any foreign nationalities. The Tanzania visa policy is the same as that of Zanzibar, so the majority of travel permits issued allow the holder to visit both.

Foreign nationals may apply for a visa online in advance of travel. Applicants may complete the e-visa application form and make payment online with a credit card or bank transfer at

NB: For more information about e-services-visa, visa upon arrival, please visit the immigration department website