THE High Commission of Tanzania has informed the Zambian government that Zambian truck drivers will no longer be required to obtain a Business Pass when entering that country.
The commission says Zambian truck drivers will consequently not be charged the USD200 fee which was previously applicable.
Highlighting some of the recent developments in that country on immigration matters relating to the citizens of Zambia, the Tanzanian High Commission also agreed that Zambian truck drivers will instead be required to obtain a “Visitor’s Pass” when entering Tanzania.
Disclosing this to Mwebantu today, Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Professor Elwyn Chomba says these developments emanated from discussions held at different levels by relevant authorities of both countries.
Professor Chomba says the discussions were aimed at resolving issues of mutual concern.
She it was also agreed that Zambian citizens proceeding to Tanzania for a visit will be entitled to 90 days per year which will however, not be issued at once as it was previously.
The two countries agreed tha any visitor intending to spend more than 90 days in Tanzania will be required to apply for a resident permit or any other relevant permit in line with the laid down immigration regulations of that country.
Lastly, Professor Chomba reveals that the two countries also agreed that Zambian citizens falling under the business category will still be required to obtain a Business Pass when entering Tanzania and will also be entitled to 90 days per year which will not be issued at once.