Event: On March 16, 2020, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health announced a confirmed case of COVID-19. The ongoing global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as identified in Wuhan, China, poses a very high public health threat.
The Government of Tanzania has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for unexpected travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. There are flight cancellations and increasingly limited flight availability.
Individuals suspected of having COVID-19 may face travel delays, quarantine, and high medical costs. This link may have additional information about Tanzanian requirements and restrictions: https://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76
Effective March 17, 2020 the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.
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.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Tanzania.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road
Dar es Salaam
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Tanzania Country Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts
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