We recommend making an appointment with a travel doctor, as they have specific knowledge about vaccines and preventative care that your physician may not. If you have special health concerns or conditions, we recommend making an appointment with your primary care physician as well.
Currently, there are no immunization requirements if you are traveling to Tanzania directly from North America via Europe, but the best place to get the most up to date information is the CDC website.
If your itinerary includes travel to Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, or any other yellow fever endemic countries, immigration authorities in Tanzania may require proof of vaccination for yellow fever (or an appropriate medical waiver) as a condition of entry.
At this time, Tanzania is not requiring the Covid-19 vaccination for entry. If you are unsure of immunization requirements for the countries you are visiting, contact the Embassy/Consulate or ask your safari consultant for advice.
Please refer to the COVID-19 Updates and Resources section for more information about testing requirements.
Many of our past travelers have opted to take the following health precautions:
- Anti-malarial medication
- Yellow fever vaccination
- Hepatitis A vaccination
- Tetanus booster
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and polio update
- Typhoid fever vaccination
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- Altitude sickness medication for Kilimanjaro trekkers
For More Health Information
Contact the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at 1-800-232-4636 or by going online at www.cdc.gov/travel. On the website, you can access a page specifically about travel in Tanzania with the most up-to-date information, and you can also locate a travel clinic near you. Please note, the information on the site applies to all visitors to Tanzania, including long-term aid workers and others who have more health concerns than average tourists.