Arriving passengers must count an average of 20 to 30 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Entering the Tanzanian territory by the international airport of Dar es Salaam requires for travelers other than Tanzanian citizens a passport valid more than 6 months after passing the police station and a visa. Several possibilities are available to visitors to obtain this visa (online e-visa, visa on arrival or visa in embassy). Some of these methods of procurement are open only to certain nationalities.
Possession of a Visa for United Republic of Tanzania does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is satisfied that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to national interests or security.
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Furthermore, a strict control of drugs is carried out by airport police officers. The canine brigade, through its specially trained dogs to search for drugs in luggage, allows regular cocaine seizure. Moreover , the mere consumption of cannabis can lead to prison sentences. Searches can be performed randomly on passengers.
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