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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Tanzania Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Tanzania is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Tanzania is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.8 / 5

Tanzania shares a land border with 8 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Tanzania), the Advisory Index is 2.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Burundi (4.7), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Uganda (2.9), Kenya (2.7), Malawi (2.6), Mozambique (2.3), Rwanda with 2 and Zambia with 2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Tanzania

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Tanzania.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Tanzania from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons. Violent crime, such as assault, sexual assault, robberies, mugging, and carjacking, is common. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Tanzania. Terrorists may attack with little ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/tanzania-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to violent crime, the threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/tanzania

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to exercise caution. The administrative chief of Tanzania’s most populous city, Dar es Salaam, spoke of a special committee that would seek to identify and punish homosexuals. Even though the Tanzanian Foreign Ministry stated that this view is not the Government’s position, ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Ta aldrig en okänd taxi, det förekommer taxirån. Unvik att ha ryggsäck eller väska när du promenerar eller cyklar, den kan ryckas av rånare i förbikörande bilar och motorcyklar. Undvik folkmassor och var uppmärksam på din omgivning.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/tanzania

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vær til enhver tid opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, når du rejser i Tanzania, især pga. risikoen for kriminalitet, trafikuheld og uroligheder i forbindelse med demonstrationer. I området langs grænserne til Burundi og Rwanda er der øget risiko for overfald. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under deres besøg i Tanzania.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/tanzania/

About Tanzania

Tanzania with its capital Dodoma is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly larger than twice the size of California (945,087 km²). The country is located Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique. The climate can be described as varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands. The landscape is plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south. With a population of about 40.21 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Dodoma
Population about 40.21 million
Size 945.087 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than twice the size of California
Common languages Arabic, English, Swahili
Currency Shilling (short: TZS)
International phone prefix +255
Internet Top Level Domain .tz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TZA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 834

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Tanzania is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats
  • especially for ivory
  • recent droughts affected marginal agriculture
  • soil degradation
  • wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade

Natural hazzards

  • drought
  • flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season
  • limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Tanzania. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural processing
  2. apparel
  3. beer
  4. cement
  5. cigarettes
  6. diamonds
  7. fertilizer
  8. gold
  9. iron
  10. mining

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cashew nuts
  3. cassava
  4. cattle
  5. cloves
  6. coffee
  7. corn
  8. cotton
  9. fruits
  10. goats

Tanzanian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Tanzania.

Export products

  1. cashew nuts
  2. coffee
  3. cotton
  4. gold
  5. manufactures

Import products

  1. consumer goods
  2. crude oil
  3. industrial raw materials
  4. machinery
  5. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Tanzania?

Tanzania is currently rated at 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Travelling Tanzania is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Tanzania in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Tanzania.

How many travel advisories do you know for Tanzania?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Tanzania.

What is the size of Tanzania?

Tanzania has a size of 945,087 km² or 364,900 mi² which is slightly larger than twice the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.