Time Zone East Africa (EAT)       UCT (Universal Time Coordinated) +3
       CET (Central European Time) +2
Currency      Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Official Languages      Kiswahili & English
Electricity     220-240 Volt
Plug     2-Pin, British 3-Pin connections available
International Dialing Code     +255 / code number / 6-digit local number
Phone Ambulance & Fire     111 + 112
Police     999
Sunrise     between 6.15 am & 6.45 am
Sunset     between 6.15 pm & 6.45 pm
Air Connection - direct     Ethiopian Airlines, Oman Air, Condor, Allitalia, Turkish Airlines, Qatar et al.
- via Dar-Es-Salaam, Nairobi     Precision Air, Coastal, Fly 540 et al.

On the east coast, there is no bank and no ATM. Cash can only be withdrawn at the airport or in Zanzibar Town.
All ATM‘s give only TZS.

The preferred means of payment in Zanzibar is the U.S. Dollar. Please make sure that the $ notes are not older than from 2006, older ones are not accepted.

For entry into Zanzibar, a valid international vaccination certificate with yellow feaver vaccination is required. With immediate effect the yellow feaver vaccination is also required, if you enter Zanzibar from Europe or from the mainland Tanzania.

Zanzibar is considered to be malaria-free. Please contact your doctor for more information.