Visa and Passport Requirements
All visitors to Tanzania are required to carry and show a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into the country. That passport should have at least one page that is completely empty as well.
Any foreign visitors – with the exception of nationals from Cyprus and Romania – are also required to obtain a visa as well. A visa does not need to be obtained prior to arrival in Tanzania however as they are readily available at the port of call. The cost of said visa is US$50, with the exception of U.S. citizens for whom a tourist visa costs are US$100.
A visa can be obtained prior to arrival by contacting the Tanzania embassy in your country. However, in order to avoid lost passports or delays in obtaining the visa, it is recommended that you simply purchase one upon arrival instead. Visas can be obtained at entry points to the United Republic of Tanzania, most notably in Namanga, Tunduma, Sirari, Horohoro, Kigoma port, Dar es Salaam International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Zanzibar Harbour, and Zanzibar Airport.
Most visitors who are coming to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro should obtain their visa upon arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport. The line to get your visa is well marked and moves along relatively quickly and efficiently. The single-entry visa is good for three months, but can be used to renter the country from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi over the same time frame.