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. 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:

Ethiopian Airlines – https://www.ethiopianairlines.com
Turkish Airlines – https://www.turkishairlines.com
Flydubai – https://www.flydubai.com/en/book/
Emirates Airlines – https://www.emirates.com
Qatar Airways – 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