Getting here from overseas
Direct flights to Zanzibar:
Emirates/FlyDubai combo, Eurowings Discover, SwissAir, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways, Oman Air, Qatar Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Mango (currently not operating, hopefully later this year again). This list might not be complete.
Getting from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar:
Insider info: The airport is on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam quite a distance from the Harbour/Ferry Port which is in the center of Dar. Traffic in Dar is horrendous, it can take you 2 hours or longer by taxi from the airport to the ferry port (the distance could be done easily in 30 min if there were no traffic). The taxi will cost anything from US$ 30 upwards to the ferry port. Make sure you agree on the taxi fare before you get into the taxi!
By plane: Several local airlines offer flights from Dar to Zanzibar (the flight time is 20 minutes), for example: www.precisionairtz.com, www.zanair.com, www.coastalaviation.co.tz, http://www.auricair.com, http://www.assalaamair.co.tz, http://www.flightlink.co.tz, http://www.fly540.com
Zanzibar International Airport: The new Terminal 3 was finally opened early July 2021 but apparently only for incoming flights of Kenya Airways and Eurowings Discover. All other airlines use the old airport which is only a few meters away. Departures are still from the old airport. I will update this page as soon as I get more information.
Immigration: Some airlines hand out forms on the plane to be completed. If not, you need to complete it in the arrivals hall. When you made it to the top of the queue at immigration, your visa is processed and a photo of you as well as fingerprints are taken, this only takes a few minutes.
After you got your luggage from the conveyor belts everything will be scanned. Please make sure you don’t have any plastic bags in your luggage, except zipblock bags, since they are banned on the island. Plastic wrapped luggage is allowed though.
Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months from the date of departure from Zanzibar!