Tanzania travel Visa requirements for Somali citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Tanzanian Visa is not required for Somalia citizens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Somalia citizens are only required to obtain an electronic visa to visit Tanzania for a period of 90 days of stay.
  • Somalia passports must last for the period of 6 months upon entry into the country.
  • Visitors must make available at least a blank page on their passports for entry stamps.
  • A Yellow Fever certificate of Vaccination is required from citizens of Somalia visiting or intending to visit Tanzania.
  • Travellers are required to declare international currency valuing more than $10,000 on both entrance and exit from Tanzania.
  •  The export of any products received as a gift or exchange without the correct documentation is considered illegal in Tanzania.
  • Visitors are expected to provide proof of travel arrangements by presenting a computer generated itinerary from airline/travel agency or copy of transportation tickets showing entry and departure from Tanzania.
  • Visitors are prohibited from gathering, collecting, or removing flora or fauna, including seashells and ebony or mpingo wood.
  • While visiting, Tanzania visitors are advised to dress modestly (upper arms and legs covered and no exposed midriffs) outside of the hotel or resort and when arriving and departing from Zanzibar.
  • Visitors should be very cautious of seemingly lucrative business opportunities offered by agents based in, or with ties to, Tanzania and neighbouring countries while touring the country.
  • It is recommended to obtain a permit from the police before bringing arms and ammunition into the country.
  • Copy of confirmed hotel reservations is required from visitors with the intentions to stay in any hotel within the country.
  • If traveling as part of a tour and/or safari it is required that visitors must submit the inland itinerary from that tour/safari organizer.
  • Entry applications for minors under 18 years should be accompanied with a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
  • Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the north-east of the African Continent
  • In Tanzania, the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The estimated flight time from Mogadishu, Somalia to Tanzania is 2 hours, 19 minutes.
  • Tanzania uses East Africa Time zone in Tanzania (GMT+3) hence, there is no time difference between Somalia and Tanzania.
  • Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, is located in the north-eastern region of Tanzania.
  • The Menai Bay Conservation Area is Zanzibar's largest marine protected area
  • The second highest uninterrupted waterfall, The Kalambo Falls, is located on the Kalambo River within the Tanzanian and Zambian border in Africa
  • The national language of Tanzania is Swahili with over 60 other languages spoken in Tanzania making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa.
  • Three of Africa’s Great Lakes- Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa, are partly within Tanzania.
  • The climate varies greatly within Tanzania and the climate is cool in high mountainous regions
  • The hottest period in Tanzania is between November and February while the coldest period occurs between May and August
  • Tanzania has 16 national parks plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation centre.
  • Diving or snorkeling off of one of Zanzibar’s islands provides a rich up-close encounter with some of the unique underwater sea creatures found among the coral reefs.
  • The beaches of Zanzibar features white sand, blue waters, and swaying palms that qualifies them as part of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania which is 7th world wonder is one of the most famous and best-loved parks and is home to more than one million species of large mammals. 
  • On Tanzania's Serengeti’s plain, white-bearded wildebeests other bovids and zebra participate in a large-scale annual migration
  • Most transport in Tanzania is by road closely followed by railways and buses.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Tanzania a safe country?

Tanzania is overall a safe country to visit but travellers are still advised to be cautious while visiting the country.


What is Tanzania famous for?

Tanzania is an East African country and is home to the continent's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro and the world's second-deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika. It also includes the Zanzibar Archipelago and several islands, sometimes called the “spice islands” in the Indian Ocean.


What is the capital of Tanzania?

Located in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation's official political capital and the seat of government in the country.


What is the main airport in Tanzania?

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the main international airport of Tanzania located in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the country. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city centre. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.