Zanzibar visa information

Here is some general information about visas for Zanzibar. However, please note that visa regulations can change over time, so it’s crucial to verify the latest information from the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your country before making any travel arrangements.

  1. Visa Types:
    • Single Entry Visa: This allows a single entry into Zanzibar for tourism, leisure, or business purposes.
    • Multiple Entry Visa: This allows multiple entries into Zanzibar within a specified period, usually valid for up to 12 months. It is suitable for travelers who plan to enter Zanzibar multiple times within a year.
  2. Visa on Arrival:
    • Zanzibar offers visa on arrival facilities for most nationalities at the Zanzibar International Airport and seaports. Travelers can obtain a visa upon arrival by completing the application form and paying the visa fee in cash (USD is recommended). It is advisable to carry the exact amount in cash as change may not always be available.
  3. E-Visa:
    • Zanzibar also provides an online e-visa system that allows eligible travelers to apply for a visa before arrival. The e-visa can be obtained through the official Tanzania Immigration Services Department website or through authorized visa processing agencies. The e-visa should be applied for at least two weeks before the intended travel date.
  4. Visa Requirements:
    • Passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended duration of stay in Zanzibar.
    • Application Form: Either the completed visa application form available at the point of entry or the online e-visa application form.
    • Passport-sized Photos: Two recent passport-sized photographs.
    • Visa Fee: The visa fee varies depending on the type of visa and nationality. It is typically payable in USD.
    • Return Ticket: A copy of your return or onward ticket showing your departure from Zanzibar.

It is important to note that visa requirements and regulations can change, so it is always advisable to check with the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your country or consult official government travel websites for the most up-to-date visa information and requirements specific to Zanzibar.

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