Terrorist incidents, including the 1998 bombing of the U. Embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, as well as occasional attacks by extremists on police stations and mosques, among other targets, highlight the threat posed by terrorism in East Africa and underscore the capacity of terrorist groups to carry out such attacks against Westerners. There have been incidents of robberies while cars are stopped at traffic lights.
Drivers should lock their doors and keep windows up at all times.
If your passport is seized, ask for a receipt, note the officer’s name, location, and contact details and report it immediately to the U. Dar es Salaam: 255 (0) 22 2850575/6 Zanzibar: 255 (0) The U. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Tanzania.
Find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites. citizens should take precaution when traveling between Julius Nyerere International Airport and Dar es Salaam.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travelers arriving from, or having transited through, yellow fever endemic countries.
If you plan to engage in business or commercial transactions in Tanzania, please consult with the Embassy of Tanzania in Washington, D. Read the page on visas and immigration to ensure you will have the correct status during your visit to Tanzania.
Zanzibar: Beware of pickpockets, assaults, and bag snatching in Zanzibar.
If you live in Tanzania, ensure that your home has a safe haven, a secure area with reinforced barriers, where you can retreat and remain safe if intruders enter. Embassy receives regular reports of muggings, pick-pockets, and thefts from cars. government personnel are cautioned against walking or running along Touré Drive and Haile Selassie Road on the Msasani Peninsula due to the prevalence of assaults.Mwanza: Violence and attacks by armed groups in and around the city of Mwanza has increased.You should remain alert and avoid large gatherings when travelling to Mwanza.Police and military perform raid operations to apprehend criminal suspects in the cave system.Additionally, armed robberies in the shopping establishments of the Mzizima Ward of Tanga Rural District have increased.Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. There are also scams involving offers to arrange volunteer visas and safari excursions.