Doing business in Tanzania: updates regarding COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for entrepreneurs doing business in or with Tanzania. The Dutch government provides an overview of useful information intended for everyone involved in agribusiness in Tanzania. The agriculture team of the embassy of the Netherlands can answer further questions via

Update 29 May 2020

  • The World Food Programme published a factsheet on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on food security. Kindly find the factsheet here.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture of Tanzania has directed foreign firms to buy produce through auctions and authorised local markets. For more information check:
  • Flight Options out of Tanzania – In addition to Ethiopian Airways which has been uplifting horticulture produce from Kilimanjaro Intl Airport on Monday and Friday every week, KLM has also resumed its operations and is now uplifting cargo from Julius Nyerere Int Airport on Wednesday and Sunday every week.
  • The Heads of States of the East African Community held a meeting on 12 May 2020, which resulted in a number of measures and resolutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic as well as facilitating trade within the region. Find the full communique of the meeting here.
  • The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) published an International Action Agenda COVID-19 [in Dutch]. In the agenda the organizations propose steps to support Dutch businesses involved in international business. You can find the agenda here.


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