Tanzania hits back at Zambia

 

Following a directive by Home Affairs minister Steven Kampyongo that Zambia will no longer issue or extend work permits for expatriates working in Zambia, Tanzania has also banned Zambians from being in that country for more than 90 days a year.

PRESS RELEASE

IMMIGRATION MATTERS FOR ZAMBIANS ENTERING INTO THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

LUSAKA, 15th February, 2017.

The High Commission of the Republic of Tanzania has informed the Government of the Republic of Zambia about the recent developments in that country on immigration matters relating to the citizens of Zambia.

These developments emanate from discussions held at different levels by relevant authorities of both countries aimed at resolving issues of mutual concern.

The developments are as follows :

1. Zambian truck drivers will no longer be required to obtain a Business Pass when entering Tanzania and consequently, they will now be required to obtain a “Visitor’s Pass .”

2. Citizens of Zambia proceeding to Tanzania for a visit will be entitled to 90 days per year only which will however, not be issued at once as it was previously.

Any visitor intending to spend more than 90 days in Tanzania will be required to apply for a resident permit or any other relevant permit in line with the laid down immigration regulations of that country.

3. Citizens of Zambia falling under the business category will still be required to obtain a Business Pass when entering Tanzania and will also be entitled to 90 days per year which will not be issued at once.

Prof. Elwyn Chomba
Permanent Secretary
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

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