- There is a measles outbreak.
- There is an outbreak of the Marburg virus in Bukoba District (Kagera Region) in northern Tanzania.
This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.
Check the current security situation on the federal government website.
Important health risks
There is a high risk of malaria in the entire country, including Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets.
In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.
There is a risk of yellow fever.
Other insect-borne diseases
Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and sleeping sickness.
Protect yourself against insects.
Ticks can transmit diseases such as African tick bite fever.
Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.
There is a risk of infection with schistosomiasis when swimming or bathing in lakes and rivers.
You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.
Girls who visit their family in this country are sometimes circumcised.
Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.
- Carefully read the entry conditions and local measures of this country.
Other possible infections
Other frequent health risks while travelling
Read these tips before you leave.
There is a low risk of yellow fever. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all travellers from the age of one year, unless there is a medical (relative) contraindication.
In addition, vaccination is compulsory if you have been in a country where yellow fever may be present during the last six days (see map). This is not necessary when transiting through an airport.
This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.
Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.
Update of basic vaccinations
- Check your vaccination status. Early measles vaccination is recommended for some young children.
A single booster of polio vaccination is recommended for all travellers to Asia or Africa aged 16 years or older.
Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you: