Official Travel Advice for Tanzania
Summary - addition of information on cancellations to some international and domestic South African Airways flights
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 24 Jan 2020.
South African Airways is undergoing a business rescue process and has cancelled some international and domestic flights. They will be reviewing further possible flight schedule amendments in the coming days. Check with your airline or tour operator before travelling.
Around 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania every year.
Although most visits to Tanzania are trouble-free, violent and armed crime is increasing. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. See Crime
Visitors to the region should be aware that on 1 August 2018 an outbreak of Ebola was confirmed in eastern DRC in North Kivu Province, originating in Béni territory. A person died in Tanzania in September 2019. It appears probable that this was an Ebola-related death. As of 31 October 2019, there is no evidence of ongoing active transmission of Ebola in Tanzania. See Health
During the rainy seasons, end of March till May and October to middle of December, exceptionally heavy rainfall and strong winds can occur. See Natural disasters
As of 1 June 2019, plastic bags are banned for environmental reasons. See Local laws and customs
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Tanzania. See Terrorism
If you need to contact the emergency services, dial 112 and ask for the emergency service you require.
There is a threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. See River and sea travel
In the last few years there have been several ferry disasters in which hundreds of people have died. If you believe a ferry is overloaded or not seaworthy, do not get on. See River and sea travel
Long distance buses are often involved in accidents which can be fatal. See Road travel
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Tanzania
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 795,000 in 2011
English (official language) 69%
Largest City: Dar es Salaam