How to Get a PCR Test in Tanzania

COVID 19 has  shaken the world and we have all had to adjust to this pandemic so people  can  still feel safe to do the things they love like travelling.

Utopia Safaris follows the regulation imposed by the government and by doing so, we have amended our Itineraries to create flexibility for our clients to have a PCR COVID TEST 72 hours within flight back home.

  • First, we recommend that our clients get tested in their countries before coming to Tanzania for a Safari.
  • We will create an Itinerary based on your schedule so you will be able to get a PCR COVID TEST 24 hours before the final departure to your country.
  • Payment for the test is the guest’s responsibility and costs 50 USD per person. The facilities accept VISA, Master cards or the cost can be added to the quotation if you like and we will make the payment on your behalf even though the option is to pay cash.


We have facilities that can perform the COVID test on your way to your destination.

ARUSHA – Mount Meru Hospital

KARATU – Fem Hospital

SERENGETI – Seronera Hospital

ZANZIBAR – Tasakhtaa Global Hospital and Mobile to the hotel with extra cost (U$30)

Utopia Safaris Measures

We at Utopia Safaris have taken the COVID 19 Pandemic very seriously and we have made sure our guests feel safe and comfortable.

  • Our guides have gone through a Vaccine and special training on how to handle the guests during COVID and how they can take care of themselves when at work and outside work.
  • We test our guides time to time before safaris. Please note some guests come with their own test kits and perform the test on our guides before the safari starts.
  • Our vehicles are washed carefully with sanitizing products and we have a sanitizer bottle in each vehicle.


Utopia Safaris has slightly amended the cancellation terms to ensure both parties are comfortable in case of an outbreak that was not foreseen.

  • Utopia Safaris will only take consideration and give a credit note of up to a year after the booking has been cancelled. Monitories refund will not apply because of deposits made to Hotels or Camps and refund terms they apply.


A 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of booking+46 days: 80% refundable (20% deposit is retained)45-0 days: 0% refundable (100% of the booking will be charged)- Should a refund be requested 46 days or more prior to arrival, this will be processed net of bank fees.- The balance of payment is due at least 46 days prior to the arrival date.- Cancellations made 45 days or fewer prior to arrival will be subject to 100% cancellation charge of the full amount.- Cancellations must be received in writing and will only be valid when receipt is acknowledged in writing.- The property may consider postponement of a booking to a maximum 12 months thereafter if travel cancelled 45 days or less prior to arrival is due toa COVID-19 related issue eg. Border closure of originating border. This is at the discretion of management.- The above terms are valid for all NEW bookings for travel in 2022.


Please note every client must produce a copy of their travel insurance from their respective country.

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Getting a PCR Test in Zanzibar
Tuesday, February 23rd 2021

Although\nthere is no requirement to have a PCR test for COVID in order to enter Tanzania,\nmany Travelers are nonetheless required by their airline to show evidence of a\nnegative COVID test before boarding the flight home.

Before reading any further, please note (we cannot reiterate this forcibly enough): you need to attend the clinic at least 3 days before your flight - not 2 days before your flight.