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No plastic bags allowed in Tanzania​!

 

Are you planning to travel to Tanzania soon? Then it is good for you to note from 1st June 2019 plastic carrier bags regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from imported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in Mainland Tanzania.

Visitors are advised to avoid carrying plastic carried bags or packaging plastic carrier bags or items in plastic carrier bags in the suitcase or hand luggage before embarking on visit to Tanzania. Special desk will be designated at all entry points for surrender of plastic carrier bags that visitors may be bringing into Tanzania.

Plastic carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed in the country.

The Government does not intend for visitors to Tanzania to find their stay unpleasant as it enforces the ban. However, the Government expects that, in appreciation of the imperative to the protect the environment and keep our country clean and beautiful, our visitors will accept minor inconveniences resulting from eh plastic bag ban.

For further inquiries please contact ps@vpo.go.tz +255685333444,

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