The Tanzanian Government has instituted new security procedures for passengers arriving into Kilimanjaro Airport including the issuance of a new visa application form with additional informational fields. Due to these new procedures we are requesting that you fill out the new visa application form in advance and bring it with you to Tanzania in order to help expedite the issuance of your visas. In order to ensure that your Tanzania Visas are issued correctly per the new security protocol, we kindly ask that you fill out the attached visa application form, which includes such personal information as name, passport details, nationality, address, occupation, etc. We apologize if some of this information has already been provided in duplicate on our reservation booking forms. However, due to the new strict security regulations and to avoid any errors, we have been asked to have our guests fill out this form directly, which will be submitted in its entirety to the Tanzania immigration department upon landing at Kilimanjaro (JRO) Airport. Please note the following links:
In addition, please HELP us continue to expedite your arrival by taking the following steps:
- Please fill out the landing card before you land. This landing card is distributed by the flight attendants to all airline passengers on the KLM flight from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro and asks you to list your name, passport number, nationality, date of arrival and departure. Please fill out this landing card on the plane and keep tucked in your passport ready to give to our private security officer upon landing at Kilimanjaro Airport.
- If possible, we encourage you to disembark the aircraft quickly. There are two exits on the KLM flight (one in the front and one in the back of the airplane). We recommend moving quickly to the closest exit so the issuance of your Tanzania visas can be done promptly before a long line forms.
- As soon as you disembark the aircraft (walk down the stairs of the airplane to the tarmac), you will see our private security officer with your last name posted on a sign. Please give him your completed Tanzania visa application form. He will escort you into the customs building and directly to the line at the Immigration Desk and Visa counter where your passport will be stamped with the prepaid visa and you will be finger printed.
- After your passport is stamped with your visa, you will be escorted to the baggage claim area where you can claim any checked luggage, if applicable, before departing the airport. Our VIP arrival service should still allow you to be processed through Immigration before the overwhelming majority of passengers. However, given the new security measures in place at JRO, our recent guests have experienced a longer than usual wait. We hope this is a temporary issue while the airport staff transition to the new security procedures and we thank you in advance for your patience.