Following the updated Travel Advisory no.12 valid for Mainland Tanzania from 12th January 2023, on 1st February 2023, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar updated its Travel Advisory to No.15:
- All travelers entering including returning residents or transiting Zanzibar through sea ports or airports, advised to be fully vaccinated as per approved schedule of primary vaccination against COVID-19 in their respective countries. The only accepted vaccines are those approved by WHO and recognised locally as listed at www.mohz.go.tz .
- All travelers entering including returning residents or transiting Zanzibar through sea ports or airports are NOT required to present COVID-19 vaccination certificate or RT-PCR certificate or perform Rapid Antigen Test on arrival unless stated otherwise by conveyance to be used or by country of their final destination. However, for surveillance purposes Port Health Officials may at any time perform COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test free of charge for randomly selected travelers upon arrival at the point of entry.
- Upon arrival, all traveller’s temperature will be assessed through a walking thermos-scan and any travellers found to be symptomatic during screening will be immediately isolated and handled in accordance to local health guidelines for travellers.