Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

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The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on COVID-19 cases or deaths since April 29. Consequently, we are unable to provide specific guidance for U.S. citizens 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 our website for additional information.

Given the presumed ongoing community transmission in Dar es Salaam and other locations in Tanzania, the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains high. The Embassy has recommended that U.S. government personnel and their families reduce movement outside of their home except for essential activities and limit the number of visitors entering their home.

Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. There have been instances during the COVID-19 outbreak when hospitals in Dar es Salaam reached full capacity due to the high volume COVID-19 cases. 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 beginning June 2020.

The Embassy is aware of the following airlines accepting online reservations with regard to commercial flights:

Ethiopian Airlines – online reservations are available from Dar to Addis as of June 1. https://www.ethiopianairlines.com
Turkish Airlines – online reservations are available from Dar to Istanbul as of June 10. https://www.turkishairlines.com
Flydubai – online reservations are available from Dar to Dubai as of June 19. https://www.flydubai.com/en/book/
Emirates Airlines – online reservations are available from Dar to Dubai as of July 1. https://www.emirates.com
Qatar Airways – online reservations are available from Dar to Doha as of July 1. https://www.qatarairways.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.

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani,
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
+255 22 229-4000
drsacs@state.gov
tz.usembassy.gov