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The new Plastic Bags Ban Act came into effect from 1 June 2019. The ban affects all types of plastic bags regardless of their thickness (including cling film or plastic wrap) and implies fines. The ban shall not apply to medicines, items in plastic package preserving their quality and zip-lock bags for personal hygiene kits or documents (on condition that they are not thrown away on the territory of Tanzania).

In order to avoid problems by crossing the Tanzanian border, we are asking you to check your baggage for plastic bags and not pack it in plastic wrapping. The same applies for hand baggage. It is advisable to pack your things in paper or fabric bags. Alternatively, you could use waterproof nylon bags to protect your baggage from moisture.

We, in turn, are always ready to help you should any problems occur. You can reach us through the phone numbers below:

+255 786 350 114 - Anna

+255 786 350 410 - Dmitry

+255 786 350 216 - Alex

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Doris Lemnge
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Written byDoris Lemnge
Travel Expert Tanzania

Doris comes from a family deeply connected to Kilimanjaro. Her father pioneered the Kilimanjaro climbing industry, leading the first expeditions for international tourists in the early '90s. Joining Altezza over a decade ago, Doris quickly became a valued member of our Kilimanjaro team. Today, she oversees our operations in Tanzania, generously sharing her knowledge with both colleagues and clients. Through our blog, Doris provides valuable insights into Kilimanjaro and its surrounding communities.

Published on 15 November 2022 Revised on 15 December 2023
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2 Comments
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Jenny Menzer
99 days ago

What trash bags do you use on Kilimanjaro given that plastic ones are banned?

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Altezza Travel
Hi! We use special bags made from durable material. They are much stronger and roughly, they can be used for 1.5 to 2 years on Kilimanjaro
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Sonny
141 days ago

Nice to see Tanzania supports a healthy future!

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