VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Tanzania
Before traveling to Tanzania, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy of the country. To do this, provided:
-passport, valid for at least 6 months from the end of the planned trip;
-2 photos 3X4 cm;
-2 completed questionnaires.
Import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. Import and export of local currency is prohibited. You can import duty-free up to 1 liter of liquor, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 250 ml of perfume. The duty is levied on the import of professional video filming equipment, radios, tape recorders, and musical instruments.
The import of small arms, drugs and pornography is prohibited. A permit is required to import firearms. The export of ivory and products from it, rhinoceros horn, skins of wild animals, gold, diamonds and cloves is prohibited.
Embassy in Tanzania
Tanzania, Embassy in Moscow
The Embassy of Tanzania in Moscow is located at 33 Pyatnitskaya Street (Tretyakovskaya metro station).
Tel.: 953-82-21, 953-09-40.
Tanzania, Embassy website: http://www.tanzania.ru/russian/index.html
Tanzania, Russian Embassy in the country:
Dar es Salaam, 1905, Plot No. 73, Kenyata Drive.
Tel.: (255-51) 6-6005, 6-6006.
Fax: (255-51) 6-6818.
Communication in Tanzania
On the streets of the cities of Tanzania, near large shops and office buildings, you can see pay phones, but, basically, they serve to make calls around the city. You can call to another country from the branches of telephone companies, from call centers.
In order to call from Russia to Tanzania, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 255 – area code – subscriber number. The code for Dodoma is 61, the code for Dar es Salaam is 51.
In order to call from Tanzania to Russia, you need to dial 000 – 7 – the area code – the subscriber’s number.
Emergency Phones in Tanzania
The unified telephone number of rescue services is 112.
Ambulance – 133, 122.
Police – 995.
Fire service – 999.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 12 – Zanzibar Revolution Day
April 26 – Tanganyika and Zanzibar Unification Day
May 1 – International Labor Day
June 7 – Industrial Day
August 8 – Peasants’ Day
December 9 – Independence Day
December 25 – Christmas
In accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar, the holy holiday of Ramadan is celebrated every year at different times, especially in Zanzibar, where there are many Muslims. At this time, even tourists are not allowed to drink alcohol, smoke on the island, and girls are not allowed to walk in miniskirts. There are also a lot of festivals on the island. In mid-February – the Swahili Music and Cultural Festival in Stone Town, in July – the Zanzibar Music Festival, the East African Cultural Heritage Festival and “Mar-Mwaka-Kogwa” (Zoroastrian New Year), in October – the Zanzibar Cultural Festival.
You can swim in the ocean only in strictly designated places, as coastal currents are strong.
On the island of Zanzibar, the majority of residents are Muslims, at this time even tourists are not allowed to drink alcohol, smoke, and girls are not allowed to walk in miniskirts.
Prices for hunting in Tanzania are very high. One day of hunting for one type of animal or bird will cost at least 1,500 US dollars.
According to thembaprograms, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 18:00 with a lunch break from 12:00 to 14:00, on Saturday – from 08:30 to 12:30. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many restaurants and shops are closed.
Local people are very hospitable and good-natured. They are slow and unhurried.
There are no special requirements for vaccination when entering the country. However, it is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever, tetanus, hepatitis A and cholera, as well as prevent malaria. Bottled water is recommended for drinking, brushing teeth and washing vegetables. Also, be sure to take out medical insurance before traveling.
History in Tanzania
People began to inhabit the current mainland of Tanzania 2 million years ago. In the 1st millennium BC. the Cushitic-speaking peoples came here, and at the end of the 1st millennium, the Bantu people, who were engaged in agriculture, and the Nilotic pastoral tribes.
The Portuguese came here in the 16th century. They wanted to strengthen the status of their country by colonizing new territories, but this did not please such powers as Great Britain and Germany. During long negotiations at the end of the 19th century, some areas of modern Tanzania fell under the protectorate of Germany. During the First World War, the Tanzania mainland became a theater of war. After its completion, Germany lost its territories, they became mandated territories of the League of Nations under the control of Great Britain. After the Second World War in 1946, as a result of a new “division of the world”, mainland Tanzania became a United Nations Trust Territory under British administration. Every year the anti-colonial sentiments of the local population increased. Britain tried to eliminate discontent by improving health care and introducing new benefits. However, on December 9, 1961, Great Britain declared the independence of the mainland of present-day Tanzania (Republic of Tanganyika).
The history of the island of Zanzibar and the nearby small islands developed along a different path. Their first inhabitants were African fishermen. In the 5th century AD Persian traders discovered Zanzibar during one of their trips to the shores of Africa. Later, Arabs and Indians began to arrive here, who were also engaged in trade, that is, the islands served as a base for them. In the 10th century, an Islamic sultanate was formed here. In the late 16th century, the Portuguese briefly took control of Zanzibar, but were soon forced to give it up to Oman. In 1832, the Sultan of Oman, Sayyid Said, moved his residence to Zanzibar. The island prospered – a large center of trade in slaves, ivory and spices arose here. In 1890, Great Britain established a protectorate over Zanzibar. In 1963, after the independence of mainland Tanzania,
On April 26, 1964, the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba united to form the United Republic of Tanzania.