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New visa process in Tanzania


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With immediate effect, Kilimanjaro Airport has changed the process of issuing visas on arrival.

Travellers arriving in Kilimanjaro without a visa now need to complete the following process:

  •    Queue for a Government Control Number
  •    Queue to pay for this at the bank
  •    Queue for Immigration to check and issue the visa

According to ATTA, it is strongly recommended that those that still have time before they travel apply for their Tanzania visa online at www.immigration.go.tz. The online process asks for more information than a visa on arrival, and are issued within 2 – 3 weeks but can be less.

The changes at Kilimanjaro has meant that the visa on arrival process can take in excess of two hours, and we’d really prefer that your guests did not have to go through that. We’ve been reassured that measures are being put in place to make this quicker, but until that happens we feel that the above recommendation is our best bet.

The industry is working with the Immigration Dept to try to minimise the impact of this change and regrets that we were not given any prior warning.

This is the latest news we have from Tanzania, should anything change Atta will update the membership as soon as possible.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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