Tanzania travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Tanzania with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Tanzania.

Tanzania travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Tanzania with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Tanzania - quick facts
Flight time 11.5 to 13 hours
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Swahili, English
Currency Tanzanian Shilling
Electricity D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Tanzania?

Considering a holiday to the Tanzania? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Beach babes - beaches
  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

Tanzania tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Tanzania weather

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The Tanzania weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Dar es Salaam.

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Tanzania travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Tanzania from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Tanzania.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Tanzania travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Tanzania with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Tanzania, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Tanzania covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Tanzania with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Tanzania travel features

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Tanzania FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Tanzania including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Tanzania due to Covid-19?

Tanzania is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Tanzania.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Tanzania?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Tanzania. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Tanzania from the UK?

The flight time to Tanzania from the UK is typically 11.5 to 13 hours.

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What is the time difference between Tanzania and the UK?

The time difference between Tanzania and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Tanzania?

The main languages spoken in Tanzania are Swahili and English.

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What is the currency in Tanzania?

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).

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Which plugs are used in Tanzania?

Tanzania uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Tanzania?

They drive on the left side of the road in Tanzania.

Find out more about driving in Tanzania with International Drivers Association*.

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Do you need a visa for Tanzania?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Tanzania.

Check Tanzania visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ* and iVisa.com*.

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