For reasons yet to be disclosed, the government of Tanzania has scrapped its visa on arrival policy for some countries. The affected countries include Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Mali among others. The news which filtered in from various unofficial sources earlier this week is yet to be reacted to by the embassy officials.

Funmi Oyatogun who is among the first persons to break the news on social media called it an unofficial stance of the East African nation. Her tweet said: “I just spoke to the immigration authorities in Tanzania and confirmed that the visa on arrival policy no longer applies to Nigerians and a bunch of others (Mali, Niger, Yemen, Somalia, etc). Now, we have to apply in advance at the embassy or have a Tanzanian apply on our behalf.”


The BBC Pidgin service also confirmed the development in one of its recent posts, though the platform was yet to verify from official sources.

Tanzania is one of East Africa’s top holiday destinations. Its Serengeti and Zanzibar are renowned across the world as leading spots for safari and honeymoon holidays respectively.

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Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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