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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam
(May 13, 2020)
May 13, 2020

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The Tanzanian government has not released any data on COVID in Tanzania since April 29, so there are no current data on the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Tanzania.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit ourwebsite for additional information.

The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Dar es Salaam is extremely high. Despite limited official reports, all evidence points to exponential growth of the epidemic in Dar and other locations in Tanzania. The Embassy has strongly recommended that U.S. government personnel and their families remain at home except for essential activities (e.g., grocery shopping) and substantially limit into private homes the entry of anyone but regular residents.

Many hospitals in Dar es Salaam have been overwhelmed in recent weeks. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for medical care, including for those with COVID-19.

The Government of Tanzania suspended all international scheduled passenger planes to Tanzania effective April 11 and international commercial flight options no longer exist in Tanzania.

U.S. citizens who remain in Tanzania should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights in Tanzania at this time. However, in the event that opportunity becomes available, we are asking you to let us know if you are interested in being contacted. Please enter your information via the following link: bit.ly/USCitizenInfo and complete the form for each U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident guardian accompanying minor children in your family or group. If a repatriation flight is arranged, an email will be sent to anyone who submitted information via this form. If you have already submitted your information via email you do not need to submit your information again.

Actions to Take:
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani,
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
+255 22 229-4000