August 9, 2017


Welcome to APRA TANZANIA 2020

APRA Tanzania 2020
May 11-15

Key Theme

One Africa!
March To Economic Integration & The Role of Public Relations’.

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) between member states, aims at creating a single continental market for goods and services as well as customs union with the free movement of capital and persons.

Signed in Kigali, Rwanda March 2018 and entered into force on the 30th of May, 2019, AfCFTA becomes the largest free trade agreement in terms of participating countries since the establishment of World Trade Organisation (WTO). 54 out of the 55 African States have signed this agreement to promote economic diversification, structural transformation, technology development and job creation.

If successfully implemented, the AfCFTA has the potential to redress some of the key challenges the continent is facing.

With a projection of generating a combined consumer and business spending of 6.7 trillion dollars by 2030, public relations must secure its role in AfCTA. But first we must understand it’s workings.

APRA Tanzania 2020 will discuss the potentials, benefits and opportunities to the continent and specifically deliberate on the very vital role Public Relations can and should play as AfCFTA begins operations in July 2020

Workshop Theme

Trust & Public Relations

Alongside the key theme, APRA Tanzania 2020 will also focus on the increasing trust deficit with key stakeholders such as governments, the media, business and institutions.

An array of eminent speakers through plenary sessions and workshop style engagement, will share knowledge on how to bridge this critical gap.

The sessions which also featuring relevant case studies, will also equip the practitioner with ways in which practitioners can conversely gain the much needed trust of our critical stakeholders for public relations, leading to better appreciation of its value.

All in all, APRA Tanzania 2020 promises to be another remarkable gathering of public relations practitioners and experts who will join hands together in re-writing the story of Africa and its vast potential.

Who to attend

  • Public Relations Practitioners
  • Communication Executives
  • Media Practitioners
  • Brand Management Practitioners
  • Advertising Executives
  • Government Officials & Representatives
  • Communication officials of the African Union & relevant regional economic blocs
  • Communication officials of the relevant multilateral agencies in Africa
  • Marketing Communication experts and other professionals across Africa and beyond who seek a better understanding of public relations on the continent and its engagement value.

For enquiries:


Facebook & Instagram @apraonline
Twitter @apratweets

See you in Dar es Salaam!

One Africa!


Tanzania: Fact File

Official Name: United Republic of Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma

Form of Government: Republic

Population: 47, 173, 000

Official Language: Kiswahili or Swahili, English

Money: Tanzanian Shilling

1. Largest Country in East Africa

2. Includes the Islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia

3. Bordered by the Indian Ocean and 8 countries ; Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

4. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa

5. Houses 3 of the Largest Lakes on the continent; Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nysa

6. Has about 120 different African tribal groups and the largest is Sukuma

7. One-third of the population are muslims and one-third Christians

8. Favourite sports are football and boxing

9. Has lots of amazing wildlife and some of Africa’s most famous mammal species are native to Tanzania ; Giraffe, lion, leopard hippopotamus, Zebra and giant turtles

10. Dar es Salaam is the country’s biggest and richest city where many government offices remain.


  • Applicants of Visa are strongly advised to apply for Visa through the Official Tanzania Immigration Services Website (www.immigration.go.tzONLY and NOT through any other links;
  • Applicant must ensure that his/her passport has a validity of at least six months and at least one unused visa page while making application;
  • Applicant is expected to apply for a right category of visa. If the applicant is not sure about the type of visa he requires, he is advised to seek guidance through the e-mail
  • The Visa application will be processed within ten days, therefore applicants are strongly advised to observe the time frame while making their applications;
  • Any application of Visa wrongly applied or which lacks sufficient attachment, may be rejected;
  • No refund will be made in respect of any rejected visa application;
  • The Tanzania Immigration Services Department may give or withhold reasons for rejection of Visa to the applicant;
  • Visa regulations and conditions may be subject to change at any time without prior notification to the applicants.
  • Applicants whose nationals fall under Referral Visa category are not advised to book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they get approval for their Visa. Applicants of Referral Visa are advised to apply at least two months before their date of travel.
  • Applicants are required to review the List of countries (from our website) which fall under Referral Visa from time to time as there might be some changes.
  • Stateless persons and Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents are also required to obtain referral visa prior to coming to Tanzania.

The following countries do not require an application to travel to Tanzania. Their visas will be issued on arrival.

Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

Visa Fee: 50USD

The following countries would require visa application to travel to Tanzania; 

Nigerians, Ethiopians, Malians, Senegalese and Sierra Leoneans


  • Visa Application for Referral Cases
    Any prospective visitor whose nationality falls under the Referral Visa Category is required to attach the following attachments while making application Covering letter from a legally registered Institution/Company if the visit is official or covering letter from an Individual who knows the applicant if the trip is personal, the letter must detail the purpose of visit and duration of stay of the prospective visitor;Applicant Valid copy of Passport data page;
  • Applicant Passport size photo;
  • Copy of the host institution/Company registration documents, like Certificate of Incorporation, TIN, Business License, etc;
  • Filled-in Security Bond (T.I.F 12)
  • Respective Visa fee
  • Applicant’s valid passport (At least 6 months);
  • Visa application form dully filled in;
  • Declaration form dully filled in
  • Respective visa Fee; 50USD
  • 2 passport size photographs (for those lodging their applications through embassies)

How to Apply for a Visa Online

  • Visit the Immigration Services Website (
  • Click “e-services” button;
  • Select and click “e-Visa Application Form”;
  • Fill all required details in the form;
  • Upload and attach the applicant’s scanned relevant documents for the Visa;
  • Then, the applicant will receive an e-mail message containing User Identification Number (that may be used to track the application online);
  • After completion of filling an online visa application form, the applicant will have to pay for a for respective visa fee;
  • Upon successful payment, the applicant will submit his application;
  • Lastly, the applicant will receive a message of confirmation of his application being received.


  • Ordinary Visa

This visa is granted to foreign nationals for the purposes of visit, Leisure, Holiday, attending Conference as a participant, Humanitarian and charity activities, spouse visit and Family re-union, Health Treatment or any other purpose as may be determined by the issuing authority. Its validity is not exceeding three months for a single entry.

List of countries whose nationals do not require visa to Tanzania

  •  Antigua & Barbuda
  •  Anguilla
  •  Ashmore & Certie Island
  •  Bahamas
  •  Barbados
  •  Bermuda
  •  Belize
  •  Brunei
  •  British Virgin Island
  •  British Indian Ocean Territory
  •  Botswana
  •  Cyprus
  •  Cayman Island
  •  Channel Island
  •  Cocoas Island
  •  Cook Island
  •  Christmas Island
  •  Dominica
  •  Falkland Island
  •  Gambia
  •  Ghana
  •  Gibraltar
  •  Grenada
  •  Guernsey
  •  Guyana
  •  Heard Island
  •  Hong Kong
  •  Isle of man
  •  Jamaica
  •  Jersey
  •  Kenya
  •  Kiribati
  •  Lesotho
  •  Malawi
  •  Montserrat
  •  Malaysia
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malta
  •  Mauritius
  •  Macao
  •  Mozambique
  •  Nauru
  •  Naue Island
  •  Norfolk Island
  •  Namibia
  •  Papua new Guinea
  •  Rwanda
  •  Romania
  •  Ross Dependency
  •  Samoa
  •  Seychelles
  •  Singapore
  •  Swaziland
  •  Solomon Island
  •  St. Kitts&Navis
  •  St. Lucia
  •  St. Vicent
  •  St. Helana
  •  South African Republic
  •  Trinidad & Tobago
  •  Turks & Caicos
  •  Tokelan
  •  Tonga
  •  Tuvalu
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Uganda
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe

Entry Ports

Applicants whose visa applications have been approved are at present required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified entry ports which are;

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)
  • Namanga Border
  • Tunduma Border

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