The Embassy of Israel in Nairobi opened a visa handling center in Dar es Salaam to strengthen bilateral relations with Tanzania.
The official inauguration ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam on November 4th, 2016.
The purpose of opening the visa office is also to simplify the process for Tanzanians who wish to visit Israel.
All of the visa applications and documents of Tanzanians will be handled at the visa center by the Rickshaw Travel Group, a travel agency, whose head office is in Dar es Salaam.
The Rickshaw Travel Group is a partner of the Embassy of Israel in Nairobi for managing the administrative and non-judgmental tasks of processing visa applications for the citizens of Tanzania.
Israel Tanzania Relations
Formal diplomatic relations between Tanzania and Israel were first established in 1963, then suspended in 1973 due to the Arab-Israeli war, and reestablished in 1995.
However, Israel still conducts its relations with Tanzania via its Embassy in Kenya and until now Tanzanians wishing to travel to Israel had to process their documents through Nairobi.
The two countries are now looking to further strengthen their relations for which Israel has opened a visa center in Tanzania.