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Covid19 Protocol and PCR Test

COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Open – Tanzania reopened its borders to international guests in mid May 2020.

Access into Tanzania

Kilimanjaro International Airport, Dar es Salaam International Airports and Zanzibar International Airport are open and so are all land borders.

Airlines flying into the country include:

– Ethiopian Airlines
– Qatar Airways
 -KLM
– Turkish Airlines
– Kenya Airways
– Emirates

Entry Requirements

  • All travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test should be based on an RT PCR using a sample collected within 72 hours before arrival in Tanzania.
  • All travelers entering the United Republic of Tanzania at any port of entry will be subjected to a rapid test. The cost is 25 USD per traveler payable in cash only.
  • Guests are also required to fill out a Traveller’s Heath Declaration Form 24 hours before traveling. Upon completion, the website generates a unique number which has to be shown to Health Authorities on arrival and when requested.
  • Hand hygiene, wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance is required at all times.

PCR Testing in Tanzania

Arusha: PCR Testing is done at Selian Hospital and Mount Meru Hospital. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00. 

Rapid test that is required by KLM is done at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. We suggest booking a day room at Airport Planet Lodge for the guests to use whilst waiting for their test results.

Moshi: PCR Testing is done at KMCM Hospital. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.

Karatu: PCR Testing is done at Family Clinic. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.

Dar es Salaam: PCR Testing is done at Aga Khan Hospital and IST Clinic. Cost: USD 100 per person to be paid at the center via credit card. Hospital facilitation fee: 50 USD per person. Transport fee: will be advised at time of booking. Cash or Card accepted. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.

Rapid test that is required by KLM is done at Dar es Salaam International Airport. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. Due to the high traffic levels in Dar es Salaam guests will have to wait at the airport until their flight departs.

Zanzibar:  PCR and RAT Testing is done at Migombani COVID-19 Centre. Cost: A PCR test costs USD 80 while RAT test costs USD 25 per person to be paid online via credit card at the time of booking the test. Transport fee: will be advised at time of booking.  Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.

The rapid test required by KLM is done at the Migombani COVID-19 Centre. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. We suggest booking a day room in Stone Town for the guests to use whilst waiting for their test results.

We are merely acting as a facilitator in order to assist Guests who require a COVID-19 test. Guests are solely liable for settling all COVID-19 related fees and costs which are paid for on the ground at the time of testing. All testing is carried out by third parties with no association or affiliation to us and we are not liable or responsible for any issues, delays or problems encountered during the testing process or the performance or non-performance of the testing facilities.

Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy, and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are traveling to before you book and before travel.