Covid Testing centers in Zanzibar.
Book your COVID-19 Test in Zanzibar
The United Republic of Tanzania had re-opened its borders since the beginning of June 2020. Since then, the islands of Zanzibar had once more been accessible to the world.
To make matters easier and more convenient for travelers there is no need for a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival. It gets even better! To make sure that your travel plans are not compromised there’s also no mandatory 14 days quarantine. However, all travelers would still need to go through a temperature check on entry. Travelers are also urged to take the necessary precautions as seen below:
Key Questions on the COVID-19 Test in Zanzibar
Where is the COVID-19 testing facility in Zanzibar?
There are 5 government health facilities in-charge of COVID-19 testing in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba):
Mfikiwa COVID-19 Center:
Located 2km away from Stone Town. This center is meant for locals and East Africa residents.
Makunduchi COVID-19 Center:
Located 60km away from Stone Town. This center is not operational yet.
Located in Stone Town. This center is meant for locals and nonresidents.
Lumumba COVID-19 Center:
Located 2km away from Stone Town. This center is meant for locals and East Africa residents. The facility is at the Lumumba Secondary School premises.
Migombani COVID-19 Center:
Located 5km away from Stone Town. This center is meant for nonresidents. The facility is at the Cambridge Charter Academy premises.
When to take the COVID-19 test in Zanzibar?
The Migombani COVID-19 Center is our facility of choice as it is dedicated to testing for COVID-19 and not distracted by other health services. It operates every day of the week (Monday to Sunday).
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the office operates from 08:00 to 17:30.
On Saturday, the office operates from 08:00 to 15:30, and on Thursdays and Sundays the office opens from 08:00 to 19:30.
It is highly recommended to take the test (for PCR clients only) at least 2 days (48hrs) before leaving Zanzibar. Testing afterwards could compromise the chances of getting your result beforehand.
How much is the COVID-19 test in Zanzibar?
The cost is as follows:
PCR Test: $80 per person
Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test: $25 per person
Payments is made to us via card (Visa/MasterCard) or IBAN transfer.
How to obtain your COVID-19 result certificate?
The COVID-19 result certificate is an electronic one. Once the result is in it would be sent to your email.
How the transport from your accommodation works?
We pick you up from your accommodation to take you to the facility, we will have the driver waiting for you until you are done. Then he will drop you off at your accommodation.