Please note that the Government of Tanzania has made an official note to travelers planning to visit Tanzania from 1st of June 2019, stating that all plastic carrier bags regardless of their thickness shall be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in Tanzania.
However, plastic or plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuff, sanitary and waste management are not prohibited
Visitors to Tanzania are advised to avoid carrying plastic carrier bags or packing plastic carrier bag or items in plastic carrier bags in the suitcase or hand luggage before embarking on visit to Tanzania. Special desk is designated at all entry points for surrender of plastics carrier bags that visitors may be bringing into Tanzania
Plastic carrier items known as 'Ziploc bags' that are specifically used to carry toiletries shall be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed in the country.