Visas for Tanzania & Kenya

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Visas for Tanzania & Kenya
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Tanzanian and Kenyan visas

Visas for Tanzania

Visas for Tanzania are required by the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El-Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Independent State of Samoa, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (North & South), Kuwait, Kurdistan, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malagasy, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

Note that while some Commonwealth countries are included in that list, citizens of Canada, India, Nigeria and the UK

A single-entry Tanzanian visa costs US$100 for US and Irish citizens. For non-US citizens it is US$50 for a single entry visa.

Currently it is very quick and simple to buy a visa either at Kilimanjaro International Airport and at the Namanga border crossing with Kenya) – so there is no longer any need to traipse to your nearest high commission to buy one.But if you do decide to get your visa before you arrive in Tanzania, you will need to present a passport that’s valid for at least six months and two passport photos. If applying in person, some consulates/high commissions (including the ones in London and Washington) insist that you pay in cash.

Kenyan visas

Remember that, if flying in and out of Kenya you will need a Kenyan visa too (typically around US$50 for UK citizens, though a transit visa is cheaper). If you plan to fly to Kenya and cross into Tanzania from there, you can return to Kenya using the same single-entry Kenyan visa you arrived with providing your visit to Tanzania lasted for less than two weeks, and that your Kenyan visa has not expired.

Apparently, you can do this only once (ie it acts as a double-entry visa, not a multiple-entry one), or so we were told at the Kenyan border the last time we did this. Otherwise, you will need to buy a multiple-entry visa, which typically costs double the single-entry.

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