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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam
(July 17, 2020)
July 17, 2020

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The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on COVID-19 cases or deaths since April 29.

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 our website for additional information.

Despite the opening up of sectors of business and society throughout Tanzania, the risk of contracting COVID-19 through community transmission remains elevated. The Embassy has recommended that U.S. government personnel and their families exercise continued caution in day-to-day activities (e.g., limiting entry of individuals into your home) and take steps to limit potential exposure while outside the home (e.g., wearing a face maskwashing your hands frequently, observing social distancing, and avoiding crowds).

Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care.

The Government of Tanzania lifted the suspension on international flights to Tanzania and several airlines have scheduled international flights. The Embassy is aware of the following airlines accepting online reservations with regard to commercial flights:

Emirates Airlines – https://www.emirates.com
Ethiopian Airlines – https://www.ethiopianairlines.com
Flydubai – https://www.flydubai.com/en/book/
KLM – https://www.klm.com/home/us/en
Qatar Airways – https://www.qatarairways.com
SWISS – https://www.swiss.com/
Turkish Airlines – https://www.turkishairlines.com

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