Tanzania Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import for persons of 19 years or older:
1. 250 grams of tobacco or 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
2. 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages;
3. 580 milliliters of perfume;
4. personal effects.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

It is advisable to obtain an import permit from the police in advance.

Wild Fauna and Flora::

For plants and plant products a phytosanitary certificate is required. For fruits an additional declaration that Xanthomonas citri (Hasse) Dowson does not occur in the country of origin is required.

Export regulations::

Free export of a reasonable quantity of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.


Health Certificate of competent veterinary surgeon is required. All live animals are subject to inspection on arrival and will be kept in quarantine for a certain period. Dogs and cats must have been vaccinated against rabies. Dogs: less than 3 years and 6 months at the latest prior to arrival. Cats: less than 1 year and 1 month at the latest prior to arrival.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Tanzania.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Tanzania.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Residents of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda may import local currency (Tanzanian Shilling-TZS) up to the amount exported. Non-residents are prohibited of importing local currency. Residents and non-residents may import foreign currencies without restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda may export local currency (Tanzanian Shilling-TZS) up to TZS 1,000.-. Non-residents are prohibited of exporting local currency. Residents and non-residents may export foreign currencies without restrictions.

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