Are You Sure About Kilimanjaro Visa, Vaccinations, And Medications?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a dream of many. But it requires a lot of preparation. And obtaining a visa is the most important out of all the other preparation work. All climbers who are not East African residents are required to obtain a Kilimanjaro Visa. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Some countries have reciprocal visa-free relationships with Tanzania.

You first need to have a Tanzania Visa to enter the country for Kilimanjaro Climb. You can obtain a Kilimanjaro Visa by applying at the Tanzania Embassy in your country. However, if you don’t have a Tanzania embassy, you can apply for an E-visa.

The govt. of Tanzania introduced e-Visa in 2018 to make it easier for the tourists to acquire a visa. Once you apply for an E-Visa, you will need to fill-up the form, provide required documents and do the payment in an official hour. Once you are done it will take 4 days to process your Visa. Once your visa got processed you can receive it on your arrival at the airport of Tanzania after you land.


Every person who visits Tanzania needs a visa. Even though it is possible to be granted a visa on entry in Tanzania, better prepare your visa before departure.

If you have time to plan ahead, then try to obtain your visa online. It will help you to avoid the queue for visa applications on arrival.

Bear in mind that Tanzanian Immigration advises obtaining an eVisa in advance of travel.So, there is no guarantee of entry if attempting to obtain a visa on arrival.

Documents Required For Tanzania Visa

The must-have documents requirements for a Tanzania Visa are –

  • Scanned copy of the first and last page of your passport
  • 2 Scanned recent colour photographs
  • Confirmed return flight ticket from Tanzania
  • Hotel Reservation or Invitation letter (If visiting family or friends)
  • Birth Certificate for children
  • A work contract or proof of the work to be performed within a period not exceeding three months
  • Enough funds to support the entire trip to Tanzania

Remember that the Embassy has the right to ask for additional information and request a personal interview with the applicant.


There are a number of diseases that you need to be vaccinated for when travelling to Tanzania.


As of now, the Tanzania government requires you to provide them with a fully-vaccinated certificate.

A negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate is required when arriving in Tanzania.And the test results needs to be no older than 72 hours.

You will also need to provide a negative Covid-19 test certificate when departing Tanzania to return home.


Yellow Fever is a viral disease that is spread by the bite of the female mosquito.

This vaccination is not essential if you are arriving directly into Tanzania. Or for that matter, travelling from any country that doesn’t pose a Yellow Fever transmission risk.

However, this vaccination is very important if you plan on arriving through any country that has yellow fever.


It is a good idea to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A while travelling to Tanzania.

It is transmitted by direct person-to-person contact or through exposure to contaminated food and water.


Malaria is an infection which is caused by the bite of the anopheles mosquito.

Tanzania is actually a very high-risk malaria country and therefore a malaria vaccination is very important. All precautions should be taken to avoid getting malaria while in Tanzania. The towns of Moshi and Arusha are relatively high risk Malaria areas.

Symptoms may start weeks or even months after being infected and may include:

  • High fever (greater than 102°F)
  • Flu-like symptoms including chills, headache and muscle aches

Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord and leads to infections of the blood. It is spread from person-to-person through close contact such as kissing, coughing, or sharing eating utensils.

It is important to get vaccinated for Meningitis before travelling to Tanzania because it is a life-threatening disease.


Typhoid is spread through contaminated food and water. It is worthwhile and necessary to get a typhoid vaccination before coming to Tanzania.

In addition to getting these Vaccinations For Kilimanjaro, you should have a general medical check-up before you leave for Tanzania. Along with the proper vaccinations, you need to have adequate trekking and travel insurance.Make sure to keep your policy number and emergency contact numbers on you at all times.

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