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Travel Advice

Health
When travelling to Africa, you should seek advice from your doctor or health professional well in advance of travel to check what vaccinations and any other health requirements may be necessary.

Further advice can also be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice and the NHS Fitfortravel website.

We hope the following information will be helpful, but if is to be used as a guide only. Again, please seek personal advice from your GP.

Malaria - Zanzibar is a high risk area for Malaria and it is likely you will need to take Malaria tablets. Your doctor will be able to advise on suitable antimalarial tablets.

Yellow Fever - A yellow fever vaccination is require on entry. You will be asked to produce proof that your vaccination has been administered and that this was done at least 10 days before arrival.

Visas
You will be required to have a visa in order to gain entry to Zanzibar.

They can be obtained on arrival for US$50 - which must be paid in cash. It is also advisable to take a couple of passport size photos with you as they are sometimes required.

If you want to obtain a visa in advance, please visit the Tanzanian High Commission (London) website for further details.

Please note, your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your visa application/travel.

Plastic
Effective 1 June 2019 the Tanzanian Government has introduced a ban on plastic. The ban applies to all plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness. Visitors to Tanzania are advised to avoid carrying plastic bags or packing plastic carrier bags or items in plastic carrier bags in your suitcase or hand luggage. A special desk will be designated at all entry points for surrender of plastic bags that visitors maybe bringing in the country.

However, plastic or plastic packaging for medical services, foodstuff,sanitary and waste management are not prohibited. In addition, plastic carrier items known as Ziploc bags that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed in the country.

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