Holders of UK passports do require a visa for entry into Tanzania and you should have a full passport with at least six months validity from the date of your return to the UK. The current cost of a single entry visa from the Tanzanian High Commission is £38 and remains valid for up to 3 months. Please note that World Odyssey offers an express Visa service for all our destinations. Non-British passport holders should check their visa requirements with their local Embassy or High Commission.
A Yellow Fever Certificate is required to enter Zanzibar. There are no other mandatory vaccinations required although Tetanus, Typhoid, Polio, Hepatitis A and Meninogococcal Meningitis are recommended. Malaria is present in many parts of Tanzania and it is therefore essential that you seek qualified medical advice on its prevention. We strongly recommend that you contact your doctor or the MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) Travellers Health Line on 0870 606 2782 for all professional medical advice.
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The currency is the Tanzania Shilling. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be freely exchanged at most commercial banks, hotels and lodges. The use and acceptance of credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard is growing and they are generally accepted in some of the larger hotels and lodges, but an alternative payment source such as cash is sensible, especially in remote areas.