Travel to and from Arusha

It is expected that Governors and delegates will make their own travel arrangements to and from the Annual Meetings. If assistance is required, Travel Services in the Conference Centre will assist with return flight reservations and other related travel requirements. Governors and other delegates are encouraged to arrange their arrival and return flight reservations as early as possible to ensure that they obtain the flights and dates of their choice. Those with open return tickets may experience difficulties obtaining preferred flights and may encounter indirect return routings.

The Government of Tanzania will expedite entry and customs formalities for members of delegations who have provided the General Secretariat with their international flight numbers, arrival dates and port of entry into Tanzania.

The Secretary General will advise the Tanzanian Government of delegates’ expected arrival times in those cases where such information has been provided in advance. To facilitate expeditious immigration formalities, delegates should provide in advance the following information: name, country of issue of passport, date of arrival and port of entry. Each delegate is therefore encouraged to complete and return the appropriate form in the Registration Package and type or print their names in the following order: first name(s) and/or initials, then last name, and family name. If the family name is not the last name, please indicate clearly by underlining the family name.

VIP facilities will be available for Heads of Delegations upon arrival through the VIP Lounges both at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha. Entry of other participants will be facilitated through the arrival lounges. Moreover, all security procedures (for boarding) will also apply in the VIP Lounges. Participants are advised to check clearly with their travel agents or airlines about the maximum kilograms allowed for their luggage, particularly in cases where their travel would involve more than one airline and/or in different classes.
Clearance with the relevant authorities in the Tanzania will have to be obtained before entry if a participant is importing special goods, firearms, etc. 


Participants at the 2012 Annual Meetings in Arusha are not covered by the insurance of the African Development Bank Group or the Government of Tanzania. Governors and delegates are therefore kindly advised to arrange for their own medical, travel and personal effects insurance, valid for Arusha, and to cover the duration of the Meetings. The Bank will not therefore accept any liability for personal injuries, or loss or damage to participants’ personal property. 

Customs Formalities

The Government of Tanzania through the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) will grant tax exemption on goods imported for a temporary use or purpose only for the period of the AfDB Annual Meetings.

The Government of Tanzania will also provide all necessary assistance to enable delegates get quick clearance of their goods. Upon arrival, delegates will be assisted by customs personnel at the airport (port of entry) to facilitate the clearance of goods. However, the list of what will be imported for the purpose of these Meetings should be submitted in advance to the Ministry of Finance for further processing and liaising with the Tanzania Revenue Authority. For more information please visit

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