Here you will find important tips and useful information for Tanzania.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Tanzania shilling TZS
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD); new banknotes (new banknote series)
US dollar bills are only accepted in absolutely perfect condition (do not fold bills!)
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
English and Arabic
Dodoma and Dar-es-Salaam
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230 volt / adapter required
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.
Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni Road, Plot 79
Tel. +255 22 266 60 08 / +255 22 266 60 09
8.30 - 12.30/16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.30 h (Sat)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.
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.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
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.
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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