Yellow Fever | Easy Travel

Yellow Fever Entry Requirements In Tanzania Mainland

Yellow fever is a serious disease that is monitored internationally and therefore classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR), 2005 as a Public Health Emergence of International Concern (PHEIC). All PHEIC require specific monitoring procedures and measures that commensurate with and restricted to public health measures to meet the IHR, 2005 purpose.

Tanzania is mapped by the World Health Organization as a low risk country because no Yellow fever virus has been isolated in the country. However, the abundance of Yellow fever vector and other favorable ecological conditions pose potential risk for Yellow fever if the virus is introduced into the country. Furthermore, being bordered with Yellow fever endemic countries has also increased the vulnerability of Tanzania being infected with the virus.

In order to conform to IHR, 2005 requirements and safeguard public health security in Tanzania, Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory to travellers arriving from Yellow fever endemic countries. This condition also applies to travellers subjected to long flight connection (transit) in Yellow fever endemic country for twelve hours (12hrs) or more.

Yellow fever vaccination which is given as a single dose should be administered ten (10) days before entering the country. A single dose is capable of providing a life protection against the virus. Exemption due to medical reasons and age (above 60 and below 1 year) should seek medical attention in case of fever, headache and muscle and joint aches. Failure to produce a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever to those eligible may lead to refusal of entry or vaccinated upon arrival and kept under close public health observation for not more than 10 days.

The cost of Yellow fever vaccination is 50 USD for foreigners and 20,000 Tsh for residents and East Africa Community members. Government receipt shall be issued for any vaccination charges paid.

The following are endemic countries for which a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever is a requirement for entry into Tanzania;

Countries from Africa

Angola Cote d’Ivore Guinea Bissau Senegal
Benin Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso Equatorial Guinea Liberia South Sudan
Burundi Ethiopia Mali Sudan
Cameroon Gabon Mauritania Togo
Central Africa Republic Gambia Niger Uganda
Chad Ghana Nigeria
Congo Guinea Rwanda

Countries from South America

Argentina Colombia Guyana Peru
Plurinational State of Bolivia Ecuador Panama Suriname
Brazil French Guiana Paraguay Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela (Republic of Bolivarian)
    Note

  • Travellers coming from countries which are NOT IN THE LIST ABOVE will not be subjected to Yellow fever screening and vaccination at points of entry upon arrival.
  • Foreigners coming from Yellow fever endemic countries who will not produce a proof of Yellow fever vaccination may lead to refusal of entry or vaccinated and kept under close public health observation for not more than 10 days.
  • For TANZANIANS travelling to Yellow fever endemic countries (See list above) ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE VACCINATED 10 days before travel.
  • For TANZANIANS coming from Yellow fever endemic countries who will not produce a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever will be vaccinated upon arrival and kept under close public health observation for not more than 10 days.
check

Why Us

Easy Travel: turning your dreams into experiences, and your experiences into memories.


Our trips,
your choice

A wide range of
unforgettable adventures


Everything from safari to beach, from hiking to honeymoon.


Designed by you, exactly as you wish,
but with our expert help and advice.


From Luxury to Basic , choose your accommodation style.


Excellent value to suit your budget

A great reputation,
built on trust

Family-owned, family-run;
we really care.


Over 30 years of top-quality service


From start to finish, 100% customer care.


Constant commitment to be the best we can. Socially and environmentally responsible


We listen to and value our guests

Tanzania, by Tanzanians

We’re Tanzanians,
we know Tanzania


We’re Tanzanians,
we love Tanzania. We care for our country, its wildlife, its people and its culture.


50% of our staff are female


We love what we do,
we hope we do it well. We’re not just a tour operator, we’re your Tanzanian friend!

Passion and expertise, not just knowledges

Our reservation team will help you design the perfect trip.


We have the best expert guides, passionate as well as knowledgeable


We do everything ‘in house’ – no subcontracting


The best vehicle fleet, rigorously maintained


Tanzania is special, we want to share it with you