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New airport tax in Tanzania eff since 1st of October 2018

New airport tax in Tanzania eff since 1st of October 2018

Old Oct 4, 18, 10:36 am
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New airport tax in Tanzania eff since 1st of October 2018

The Tanzania Airport Authority has introduced a security levy imposed to passengers boarding aircraft at major domestic and international airports across territorial boundaries of Tanzania, and it is likely to also affect foreign tourists booked to visit this African destination.

The new security levy will affect both foreign and domestic travelers booked with airlines flying inside and outside Tanzania.

Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) Director General Richard Mayongela said that foreign travelers boarding aircraft at major airports in Tanzania will pay US$5 while those boarding domestic flights will pay a US$2 security fee on top of the flight ticket price.
Some websites stated that it has been implemented the 1st of October, and others stipulate it will be effective from 1st of November!

https://allafrica.com/stories/201809260001.html
New security levy set to push up air ticket prices - News The Citizen
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Old Oct 7, 18, 4:24 am
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I'm not going to stress about an extra $5, but I wonder if it will apply to East African citizens and residents? Or do only TZ citizens escape this tax?
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Old Oct 9, 18, 7:50 am
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I'm not going to stress about an extra $5, but I wonder if it will apply to East African citizens and residents? Or do only TZ citizens escape this tax?
Yes to all, unlike the ferry (discount for TZ nationals only) or hotels, activities and some domestic flights with attractive East African fares.
However people who already purchased the ticket before the annoucement won't have to pay this fee!
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