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By January 26, 2021August 31st, 2021Pristine Cares

A negative COVID-19 Test is mandatory for travelers. Over the past few weeks, there have been changes made to regulations and processes affecting travelers to Tanzania. Although it is likely guaranteed that the situation will change yet again in the coming weeks, we want to update on the current lay of the land as we know it.

A slew of countries now require proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon return from your trip to Tanzania. Specifically, all air travelers must be tested within 3 calendar days, 72 hours, prior to your departure flight from Tanzania. Travelers must provide proof of a negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding your flight in Tanzania.

Countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, to mention a few, require that passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. We are also seeing countries requiring passengers in transit to show proof of a negative test before boarding flights from Tanzania. This has been the case for the Netherlands where clients transit through on KLM / Delta.

Please read up on your designated country of origin when planning for your trip and check with your airline prior to departure.

Here are some excerpts from various countries:

  • USA – Beginning on 26th January, Airline passengers returning to the United States are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. Read more from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Canada – Effective January 7th all travelers must provide proof of negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 to the airline prior to boarding a flight TO Canada.
  • England – Printed on 18th January – You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID19) test to travel to England. You must take a test even if you are not a citizen.


The Tanzania Ministry of Health offers a service to obtain a COVID-19 test certificate. The type of test available is a molecular Polymerous Chain Reaction (PCR). Register and receive your results at this online portal.

Currently, KLM is offering a COVID-19 rapid test for KLM passengers only, required for travel on any KLM flight, at the Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar Airports. This test must be obtained within 4 hours of your flight departure.

Further details on this service can be viewed by the Ministry of Health Video below:


On arrival in Tanzania, people may be asked to complete a survey about symptoms or possible contacts with people suffering from COVID-19. The Tanzanian airports will also conduct a temperature check.

There is no quarantine or self-isolation required for travelers to Tanzania.

Our Pristine Trails staff in Tanzania will assist you in getting the PCR test and obtaining lab results.

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