Tanzanian immigration authorities said on Thursday they were extending up to three months the validity of visas for visitors who were unable to travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"With the Covid-19 outbreak, Tanzania Immigration Services Department would like to inform the general public that prospective visitors, who were already, granted Visa Grant Notices but could not travel, an extension of three months period is granted from their visa start date," the Immigration Department said in a statement.
The statement signed by chief spokesman for Immigration Department Paul Mselle said visitors whose visas have expired or were about to expire but due to the outbreak of Covid-19 were unable to leave the country will have a one-month extension free of charge
"They are required to report to the nearest immigration office for the one month extension," said the statement.
However, if the situation persisted after expiry of such extension, holders were advised to report at the Immigration Office in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, said the statement.
The statement added that holders of expired resident permits, visitors' pass, exemption certificates and dependant pass have been granted a one-month grace period to stay in Tanzania.