Get your COVID-19 Test in Zanzibar, and your Result Certificate Delivered
The United Republic of Tanzania had re-opened its borders since the beginning of June 2020. Since then the islands of Zanzibar had once more been accessible to the world.
To make matters easier and more convenient for travelers there is no need for a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival. It gets even better! To make sure that your travel plans are not compromized there's also no mandatory 14 days quarantine. However, all travelers would still need to go through a temperate check on entry. Travelers are also urged to take the necessary precautions as seen below:
Key Questions on the COVID-19 Test in Zanzibar
Where is the COVID-19 testing facility in Zanzibar?
There are 2 government health facilities in-charge of COVID-19 testing in Zanzibar:
Located 2km away from Stone Town. This center is meant for locals and East Africa residents. The facility is at the Lumumba Secondary School premises.
Located 5km away from Stone Town. This center is meant for nonresidents. The facility is at the Cambridge Charter Academy premises.
When to take the COVID-19 test in Zanzibar?
The facilities operate every day of the week (Monday to Sunday) from 08:00 to 17:00. It is highly recommended to take the test at least 3 days (72hrs) before leaving Zanzibar. Testing afterwards could compromise the chances of getting your result beforehand.
How much is the COVID-19 test in Zanzibar?
The cost is as follows:
Resident: TZS 30,000 per person
Kenyan or Ugandan: TZS 45,000 per person
Nonresident: $85 per person
Payments is made to us via card (Visa/MasterCard) or bank transfer.
How to obtain your COVID-19 result certificate?
The COVID-19 result certificate is paper-based. Once the result is in we have it picked up and delivered to your location. The government is still working on producing an electronic certificate to make things easier and more convenient for clients.
How the transport from your accommodation works?
We pick you up from your accommodation to take you to the facility, we'll have the driver waiting for you until you are done. Then he will drop you off at your accommodation.