Travel advice for Tanzania.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Tanzania.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Tanzania shilling TZS

Currency exchange rate

TZS 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ TZS 0.00 (07/2015)

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Swahili

Language capabilities

English and Arabic

Capital

Dodoma and Dar-es-Salaam

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

230 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni Road, Plot 79
Tel. +255 22 266 60 08 / +255 22 266 60 09

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 12.30/16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.30 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • High crime rate.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

Cultural characteristics
  • Tanzania is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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