On 08th September 2022, the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) issued updated Travel Advisory No.11, effective from 15th September 2022: Travelers entering URT including Tanzanians, returning residents, truck drivers/crew and those in transit through land borders who are; a. Fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated means complete administered dose(s) of the vaccines as prescribed by manufacturer and […]
On 02nd August 2022 Zanzibar issued updated Travel Advisory No.11; fully vaccinated travelers are no longer requested to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Zanzibar, and unvaccinated children below 12 years are not required to present any Covid-19 tests to enter Zanzibar. Please download Zanzibar Travel Advisory No.11 here.
On 20th July 2022, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) issued a statement announcing that June 2022 VAT returns are due 28th July 2022. See here official statement by the TRA(English link attachment)
On 14th July 2022, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority announced that Seneto Descent Road used as the main access point to gain entry to the Ngorongoro Crater is now officially opened. The Lerai Ascent Road will no longer be used to descend to the crater. See here official statement by the NCAA(English link attachment)
Ms. Jerde was in talks with the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)’s CEO, Mr. Sirili Akko who went to see her in response to her circulated video that her group was held for two hours, denied entry at Lake Eyasi cultural tourism gate Read more here.
“Now were working with TATO as part of out agreement to see how we can develop the new tourism product, probably to be named as discover the ancestors roots in order to tape the potential market as we believe with the Royal tour film majority are excited to come and explore their descendant’s culture” MS […]
On 20th June 2022, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) issued a statement announcing that May 2022 VAT returns are due 27th June 2022. See here official statement by the TRA(English link attachment)
Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Hon. Ambassador, Dr Pindi Chana paid a courtesy call at the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)’s booth at the just ended, Karibu-Kilifair show held at Magereza grounds in Arusha, See more
On Friday, 10th June 2022, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET. This means […]
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On 21st May 2022, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) issued a statement announcing that April 2022 VAT returns are due 31st May 2022. See here official statement by the TRA
In support of President Her Excellency, Samia Suluhu Hassan’s initiatives to promote the destination Tanzania, TATO initiated a Tourism Reboot program with 7- and 10-days of Familiarization FAM trips designed for US travel trade to experience Tanzania and its beauties first hand. Read more
Tanzania and the United States have pledged to promote and develop trade and tourism between the two countries following a meeting last Friday (April 15) between Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and US Vice President, Kamala Harris. Read more here
During the peak of Covid-19, there were many safari cancellations resulting in mass refunds to tourists. To add salt to the wound this also resulted in complications on the VAT front. OP-ED by Pamela Salehe, a Senior Manager of Tax Services PWC Arusha office, as published in the newspaper The Citizen on 21st April 2022. […]
On 20th April 2022, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) issued a statement announcing that March 2022 VAT returns are due 30th April 2022. See here official statement by the TRA (Swahili). English version of TRA statement