overview

United Republic of Tanzania

country information

Flag

Tanzania flag

capital

Dodoma

DRIVING SIDE: Left

INTERNET CODE: .tz

TOME ZONE: UTC +3

Country Tel Code: +255

COASTLINE: 1424 km Indian Ocean

Neighbours

Burundi

Kenya

Rwanda

Uganda

DRC

Zambia

Malawi

Mozambique

Population

population

55 million

Religion

religion

Christianity 61.4%

Islam 35.2%

Other 3.4%

Note: Zanzibar is almost entirely Muslim

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. John Magufuli

Vice president: Samia Suluhu

Groups

minority & majority groups

Zanzibar – African, ArabMainland – African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), Other 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab),

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Swahili / Arabic / English

Many other local languages exist

   Hello: Habari (inf.)

 Shikamoo (form.)

Yes: Ndio

    No: Hapana

Thank you: Asante

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

1 USD = 2294.56 TZS

1 ZAR = 161.01 TZS


Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

The following vaccinations are (also) recommended for Tanzania:

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid, Boosters for tetanus, Diphtheria & Measles.

While a yellow fever vaccination certificate is not officially required to enter Tanzania unless you’re coming from an infected area, carrying one is advised.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), from 11 July 2016 (for all countries), the yellow fever certificate will be valid for the duration of the life of the person vaccinated. Consequently, a valid certificate, presented by arriving travellers, cannot be rejected on the grounds that more than ten years have passed since the date vaccination became effective as stated on the certificate; and that boosters or revaccination cannot be required.

See:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/220/tanzania#Vaccine_recommendations

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type D & G

 

Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (TANESCO)

Load shedding in some areas

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. 18 °C – max. 31 °C

Summer: min. 13 °C – max. 27°C

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission

Tanzania, Plot 218/50 Corner Garden Avenue and Shabani Road. Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 07:30-16:30 Friday: 07:30-13:30 Head of Mission: Mr T. D. Mseleku, High Commissioner

Refer to:

https://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy1531/

‎(+255) 22 221 8500

[email protected]

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar

Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Air Tanzania

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Citizens of South Africa don’t need a visa to cross a Tanzania border post;

South African and international driver’s licenses are accepted;

Third Party Insurance is required and can be obtained at the Tanzanian border post;

Temporary Import Permit (TIP) is required to bring a registered vehicle outside of country into Tanzania. TIP permit (at no charge) can be filled in at the Tanzania Border Post and is also valid for 30 days. In addition,  you must obtain a Police Clearance Certificate or a Police Verification Certificate for your vehicle and / or towed application (such as a trailer);

All adults travelling with children under the age of 18 (regardless if the parents are South African or Non-South African passport holders) are required to produce a copy of an unabridged birth certificate for each child who accompanies the adult;

See requirements for vehicle and trailer sticker requirements:

http://www.tanzaniaaccommodation.africa/tanzania-travel-information/tanzania-vehicle-and-trailer-regulations-reflective-tapes-stickers-and-other-requirements/

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

List of International NGO’s operating in Tanzania and local NGO’s Government:

https://www.schooleen.com/list-of-international-ngos-in-tanzania/

17 NGOs reported facing frequent threats and intimidation during late 2014 and in 2015, the government revoked the licenses of 24 international NGOs with no clear justification. In 2017, the government suspended the registration of new NGOs — which is regulated by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children — and began a process of verifying existing NGOs. It introduced complex new requirements such as submitting authorization letters from the regions or districts in which they work and declaring planned expenditures within 14 days of obtaining funds. Authorities threatened to deregister NGOs that could not comply.

See: https://www.devex.com/news/repressive-laws-in-tanzania-stifle-the-work-of-ngos-95913

         and  https://www.ganintegrity.com/portal/country-profiles/tanzania/

Center for Disease Control & Prevention: Travelers’ Health. Health Information for Travelers to Tanzania. [Online]. Available at: www.cdc.gov  [2020/01/21].

Seasons of the Year. Seasons in Tanzania. [Online]. Available at: https://seasonsyear.com/Tanzania [2020/01/21].

 

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020