Authorities in Tanzania are maintaining minimal restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Oct. 15. All international flights and cross-border traffic have been operating. Arriving international travelers are no longer required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period; travelers are also no longer required to produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 upon entry into Tanzania unless their airline or country of origin require it as a condition of travel. However, all travelers arriving at airports, including Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), Mwanza International Airport (MWZ), Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), are required to undergo enhanced screening for COVID-19 upon arrival. Persons testing positive for the disease may be required to quarantine.
All international travelers are urged to adhere to hygiene measures, such as hand-washing, wearing facemasks, and complying with social distancing guidelines. All travelers are required to fill out a traveler's surveillance form available onboard and submit it to Port Health Authorities upon arrival.
Restrictions that remain in place concerning cross-border vehicular and truck transportation include:
- Only a maximum of three drivers or passengers are allowed per vehicle.
- Cargo drivers will be quarantined at designated hotels or within their trucks for the duration of their stay.
- Crew members must declare their final destinations at the point of entry; only one stop will be allowed at government-designated locations.
COVID-19-related measures may be tightened or eased on short notice. Disruptions to supply chains and shortages of essential goods are possible.
Follow all official instructions. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions. Reconsider and reconfirm nonemergency health appointments. Plan for queues and delays at available shopping centers. Plan for possible ground shipping and travel delays; seek alternative routes and shipping methods for time-sensitive cargo.
Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of basic health precautions.