Since March 2020, Tanzania reported cases of covid-19 no travelers arrived in Tanzania for tourism at that time until July 2020 very few number of tourist s arrived. This was the first time in over 50 years that there were no climbers on Kilimanjaro.
Tour operators all over Tanzania encountered a difficult time and financial hardship. Some struggled to pay running costs of office space, while many could not afford to maintain the salaries of their employees.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, international travel is slowly resuming across the globe. Tanzania has taken a very different approach than Europe, and even than the rest of the world.
Firstly, the entry requirements to Tanzania are very straight-forward and not everchanging. To enter Tanzania travelers, need only a negative PCR test for coronavirus. Upon arrival, you will still need to take an express test at the airport, which costs $10.
Tanzania has a very consistent travel restriction policy. Most recently (published May 2021),health management restricted entry from arrivals coming from India. Otherwise, travel into Tanzania is open.
This country is dependent on tourism and interaction with neighboring nations, and there is no indication that they will close the border again.
The risk of contracting coronavirus in Tanzania is very small, for several reasons:
✓ The number of tourists visiting Tanzania is relatively small compared to other major travel hubs. For example, in 2019, about 30,000,000 (thirty million) people visited Barcelona,
while only 1,200,000 (one million and two hundred thousand) visited Tanzania in that same timeframe.
✓ Social Distancing is easily accomplished for safari drives and mountain treks. Travel groups stay together and do not necessarily need to have any interaction with anyone outside of the climbing team or their safari group.
✓ Most of the activities travelers to Tanzania experience are outdoors, in fresh air. Game drives and wildlife viewing, hiking and trekking are all outdoor experiences. Lodges are well spread apart from one another, not like multi-storey hotel building in major European cities. And mountain expeditions include comfortable camping outdoors in tents. Game drives and wildlife viewing, hiking and trekking are all outdoor experiences. Lodges are well-spread apart from one another, not like multi-storey hotel building in major European cities. And mountain expeditions include comfortable camping outdoors in tents.
For all travelers to Tanzania are recommended to visit Travel guide in Tanzania for any update .