Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for anyone travelling from endemic zones.

This implies that for passengers flying KLM directly from Europe, vaccination certificate will not be requested upon arrival in Tanzania.

For those passengers flying ETHIOPIAN (with stop over in Addis) or KENYA AIRWAYS (with stop over in Nairobi), since transit time is less than 6 hours, vaccination is not compulsory either according to regulation. However, airport officials may from time to time request proof of vaccination. We then advise passengers who would be transiting before landing in Tanzania to have valid vaccination certificates with them.


Tanzania is classified as risk area 3 (high resistance to Nivaquine). Consult your doctor for appropriate prophylaxis. Provide spray or cream to daub your legs in the evening. The risks of contracting malaria are very variable depending on certain factors:

  • Altitude. The risk of encountering the Anopheles (malaria vector mosquitoes) decreases rapidly with height. Therefore, prophylaxis against malaria is highly recommended for coastal stays. Conversely, it is inadvisable to take prophylaxis during the ascent of Kilimanjaro.
  • Season: Anopheles are most active during the rainy season.


  • Protection against water-related risks: it is totally not recommended to drink tap water anywhere whatsoever. The bottled water is available everywhere in Tanzania.
  • Protection against the sun: sunglasses, hat, cream. High risk of sunburn (being in safari or on beaches is something alike).