Do you need a visa to go to Zanzibar from South Africa?

Yes, if you are a South African citizen, you will need a visa to travel to Zanzibar, which is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. South African citizens can apply for a visa through the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in South Africa or by using the Tanzania eVisa system (recommended). 

Tanzania eVisa is an online visa application system that allows travelers to apply for a visa to Tanzania from anywhere with an internet connection. It is a convenient and efficient way to apply for a visa, as it eliminates the need for in-person visits to the embassy or consulate.

The entire visa application process takes only about 20 minutes to complete. We, Tanzania Immigration Services, offer a simple and quick visa application system for South African citizens. To apply successfully for a Tanzania electronic visa, follow the instructions below:

  • Step 1: Fill out the Tanzania eVisa application form with your basic information, including your full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number.
  • Step 2: Pay the required visa fees and upload supporting documentation to complete your application process.
  • Step 3: Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive your eVisa via email at the address you provided.
  • Step 4: Print out your Tanzania eVisa and carry it with you at all times during your travel to Tanzania. With a valid eVisa, you will receive a stamp on your passport upon arrival in Tanzania.