Travel Health Guide

Tanzania

With some of the most dramatic landscapes, friendly locals, and wildlife filled plains on the African continent, Tanzania makes its way onto most traveler’s bucket lists. And there’s much more than just thrilling safari adventures on offer - including trekking tours of Mount Kilimanjaro and beach holidays on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, to name a few.

Travel Health Guide

Tanzania

With some of the most dramatic landscapes, friendly locals, and wildlife filled plains on the African continent, Tanzania makes its way onto most traveler’s bucket lists. And there’s much more than just thrilling safari adventures on offer - including trekking tours of Mount Kilimanjaro and beach holidays on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, to name a few.

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Tanzania Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Tanzania

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, Tanzania does not require any vaccines to enter. If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Tanzania, such as Kenya or Uganda, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter.

To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here:

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

*Note that Kenya and Uganda are considered to be a Yellow Fever Endemic country and are often combined with Tanzania. If you are stopping in either country before Tanzania, you will need proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or a Yellow Fever exemption certificate to enter Tanzania.

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Tanzania

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

is recommended for most visitors traveling to Tanzania, as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Tanzania

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe. High transmission areas in this country are: Kigoma and Katavi districts.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas like Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is a mountainous country with many of the traditional highlights above 8,000ft. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, Tanzania does not require any vaccines to enter. If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Tanzania, such as Kenya or Uganda, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter.

To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here:

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

*Note that Kenya and Uganda are considered to be a Yellow Fever Endemic country and are often combined with Tanzania. If you are stopping in either country before Tanzania, you will need proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or a Yellow Fever exemption certificate to enter Tanzania.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Tanzania

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

is recommended for most visitors traveling to Tanzania, as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Tanzania

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe. High transmission areas in this country are: Kigoma and Katavi districts.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas like Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is a mountainous country with many of the traditional highlights above 8,000ft. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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