Zanzibar Practical Information


A passport valid for more than 6 months from the date of arrival in Tanzania is required by the Tanzanian authorities as well as a visa.
Some Tanzanian embassies now favor the online electronic visa. Please contact the local representation closest to your place of residence.

Antimalarial treatment recommended but not compulsory. Requirements and regulations are subject to change in the short term, so visitors are advised to contact the health center nearest to their place of residence.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag

Tanzania Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 3). Tanzania is located in the East African Time Zone (EAT).


Tanzania uses the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
1 Euro (€) = 2738.36 TZS
1 Dollar (USD) = 2320.93 TZS

Remember to order dollars (USD) from your bank before departure as you will not be able to easily change your euros into USD on the spot. The change is only done in the banks which can take a long time. Dollars must be dated after 2006.
To collect Tanzanian shillings, you can use your withdrawal card at an ATM.

230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

Even though there are over 120 tribes in Tanzania, the official languages are English and Swahili (or Kiswahili).
In Zanzibar these languages are also official as well as Arabic.

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