COVID-19 Information

We are delighted to inform you that Tanzania has opened its gates again to international tourism, due to very low Covid cases on the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar and therefore very safe traveling.  All major airlines have resumed flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, Turkish Airways, Qatar Airways and Etiopian Airlines, just check for the best connection.

We have considered and discussed the matter for a long time, and are now really confident that we can take over the responsibility of reopening our hotel by looking closely what happens on Zanibar and on Tanzania mainland. We are confident that the country’s and our safety measurements are extremely efficient, therefore we are considering us a very low-risk hotel. We at The Zanzibari are of course following all safety protocols from Tanzanian and Zanzibar Health departments, which are based on the World Health Organization recommendations, to ensure a maximum of safety.

When arriving at Zanzibar International Airport, you will find the following procedures:
  • you will be checked for Covid-19 symptoms by measuring temperature
  • you need a valid travel health insurance
  • you do not have to quarantine at arrival and there is currently no requirement for guests to present a COVID-19 test certificate, unless required by the airline or country of departure
  • Travelers are encouraged to apply for online visum before arrival. This takes 10 days, so plan it well in advance. – – Alternatively it is also possible to obtain the visa upon arrival

COVID-19 testing on Zanzibar

Visit for information and to book your Covid-19 test on Zanzibar.

Karibuni wote – welcome back to Zanzibar! Paradise awaits you.