Suspension of visa-on-arrival program for Ethiopian, Djibouti and Nigerian nationals points to increasing tightening of Tanzania’s visa regime
28 Nov 18
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Nationals of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Nigeria are no longer being granted visas on arrival upon entering Tanzania.
What does the change mean? Affected travelers should be prepared to adjust business schedules account for visa processing times prior to travel.
Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
Who is impacted: Djiboutian, Ethiopian and Nigerian nationals traveling to Tanzania for tourist and business activities.
Business impact: The restriction for nationals from Djibouti, Ethiopia and Nigeria places Tanzania at odds with several neighboring countries who are attempting to ease inter-continental travel for African nationals and forces affected nationals to apply for business visas three months prior to travel, as opposed to simply obtaining a visa-on-arrival for business, as previously allowed. Employers and employees should account for visa application and processing times and apply for a business visa at least three months before travel.
Analysis & Comments: Suspension of the visa-on-arrival program for Ethiopian, Djiboutian and Nigerian nationals showcases a steady tightening of Tanzania’s visa regime and immigration policies. Nationals of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Nigeria are urged to apply for visas at least three months prior to travel.
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