Yes. Foreign nationals traveling to Tanzania, whether by land or air, are currently required to possess a valid Tanzania visa. It is possible to obtain a visa at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. The airport has visa issuance facilities where travelers can apply for a visa upon arrival. However, individuals from specific countries cannot apply for a visa on arrival. These countries are classified as falling under the Referral Visa Category.
Those applying for a visa on arrival must pay the application fees in cash and present various required documents, including vaccination certificates for yellow fever. Moreover, visa-on-arrival services are only available in person at specific entry ports along the Tanzanian border, which may entail significant waiting times. The duration of stay granted with a visa on arrival varies depending on the entry port. Therefore, it is advisable to apply for a visa for Tanzania in advance to avoid any inconvenience, particularly if planning to stay for up to three months.
Applying for a Tanzania eVisa is highly recommended for travelers who intend to visit the country for purposes including participation in business trips, tourist activities, or transit. Travelers can get their visas in a maximum of three business days after completing the online visa application process on the Tanzania Immigration Services website.