Tanzania Travel Insurance

If you are going to Tanzania, don’t go without having any travel insurance in place. Read on for some tips on what to consider before selecting a policy:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Tanzania?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, including Safari if you’re planning a visit to the Serengeti and hiking if you’re squeezing in a quick visit to Mount Kilimanjaro!

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Tanzania, have a read of our policy documents here.

Facts about Tanzania

We’ve put together some helpful facts, along with some other important information that we think you might want to know before your trip to Tanzania.

CurrencyTanzanian shilling
Most common languages spokenSwahili & English
PopulationApprox. 56 million
Plug typePlug type D and G
Driving sideLeft-hand side

Spring – September to November

Summer – December to February

Autumn – March to May

Winter – June to August

Laws Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Tanzania?

Yes, as a British citizen with a valid passport you will need to apply for a visa to visit Tanzania. Whether you’re going as a tourist or for business, you can get a visa application form from the Tanzanian High Commission. If you’re going to Tanzania for work or to volunteer, then you’ll need to apply for a work permit prior to travel (volunteer organisations would normally arrange this for you).

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Tanzania here.

Healthcare in Tanzania

Medical facilities in Tanzania can be quite limited, especially as you leave the larger cities like Dar es Salaam. Make sure you have the right travel insurance that covers illness, injuries and ideally repatriation, in case anything happens while abroad.

It’s also really important to make sure that you speak to you GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare services and vaccinations for Tanzania here

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Tanzania

If something happens while you’re in Tanzania and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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