Users booking trips to Zanzibar from Dar Es Salaam found flights 93% cheaper than the average price of flights to Zanzibar. To find the cheapest price to Zanzibar from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Zanzibar. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $871. The month of October is another great option to travel to Zanzibar, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $981.
The ideal time to book your flight to Zanzibar is 23 days in advance when prices tend to average $1,126. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $648.
On average, the least expensive day to fly to Zanzibar from United States is on a Sunday. momondo users have found tickets for Sunday departures for as low as $1,108. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Flights from United States to Zanzibar on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,254. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
When planning your flight to Zanzibar, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of March, April, or May could carry a higher chance of rain, as Zanzibar sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Zanzibar even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. House of Wonders is a great museum to visit near Zanzibar and is especially great when the weather outside is less than desirable.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Zanzibar is possible. If you are planning a flight to Zanzibar, consider booking flights to Dar Es Salaam Airport (49 mi from Zanzibar city center), Tanga Airport (74 mi from Zanzibar city center) or Chake Chake Pemba Airport (75 mi from Zanzibar city center).
Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Zanzibar is Chake Chake Pemba Airport where the average price is $450pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Tanzania has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all arriving travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and the government is collecting tracking information for all international travelers.Entry requirements
The Government of Tanzania is implementing temperature scanning for all international passengers arriving into Tanzania. Travelers who show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival may be required to take a test. Travelers must complete a Health Surveillance Form on the plane and submit it to the Port Health authorities upon arrival. Travelers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.Quarantine requirements
Travelers who are tested for COVID-19 on arrival may be required to self-isolate for 14 days.