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Planning a journey to Zanzibar? Securing a visa is an essential part of your preparations. This straightforward guide offers a clear overview of visa types, costs, and application processes for your trip.

This step-by-step guide will clarify the different types of visas available and how you can obtain each one. You'll find a detailed breakdown of the costs involved to help you plan effectively.

Before you start, please remember that this is a general guide. Always check the latest Zanzibar visa information for the most accurate and up-to-date details.

Option 1: Visa on Arrival


The first option is to get a visa on arrival. This method is suitable for those who prefer making arrangements when they get to their destination.

Cost: $50 USD for most countries. This fee is paid in cash at the airport or port upon your arrival in Zanzibar.

Option 2: e-Visa


The second option is applying for an e-Visa, which can be done online prior to your trip. This is a good choice for those who prefer to have everything sorted out beforehand.

Cost: $50 USD for most countries.

Option 3: Apply through an Embassy or Consulate


Your third option is applying for a visa through a Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country. This is a great option for travelers who prefer to deal with a physical office.

Cost: $50 USD for most countries, although processing fees may apply.