Tanzania Travel News

West Kilimanjaro Run and Mountain Forest Bike will be held on July 10, 2021 and includes running, mountain biking and hiking. The festival supports the government's aim to increase tourist arrivals to 5 million from 1.5m in 2018.

Tourism Minister Mussa clarified to CNN that tourists who do not cover shoulders and knees in public places will not be fined, but those responsible for them, operators and guides, will, up to USD 2,000. As there is no covid-lockdown on Zanzibar the island has attracted a number of long-term tourists, mainly foreign professionals working remotely. There are reports of parties with 5,000 revelers in Zanzibar's Unesco World Heritage Old Town and persistent rumours that the pandemic is hidden for economic reasons. Tanzania's President Magufuli, a covid sceptic who had declared Tanzania covid-free, has died aged 61 on March 17, 2021, the opposition believes he had contracted the disease.