Tourism is one of the key economic sectors in Tanzania. Over the past few years, the sector’s impressive growth has enhanced macro-economic diversification from the traditional reliance on agriculture. Tanzania is endowed with a variety of tourist attractions categorized into nature and non-nature based. The existence of these attractions appeals to a significant number of tourists both from within and outside Tanzania, thereby supporting the economy.
In December 2019 the world experienced an unexpected invasion of an infectious disease caused by SARS-COV-2 virus (Corona Virus Disease-2019 or COVID-19), the disease was declared by WHO as a pandemic on 11th March 2020. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), through a joint statement issued on 27th February 2020 asked countries in the world that, their response to the outbreak of COVID-19 be measured consistently and proportionately to the threat posed for public health (put people first).
This page aims to provide members with important update and news on the impact and measure to combat the Coronavirus COVID-19.