Good news from our government in Dodoma. From 1st of June 2019 all plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in Mainland Tanzania!
We strongly advise you for your journey to Tanzania to avoid carrying plastic carrier bags or packing plastic carrier bags in your suitcase when travelling. Special desks at all entry points are designated for surrender of plastic carrier bags which visitors might bring into the country.
Please note, plastic packaging for medical services, foodstuff and sanitary are not prohibited. The same applies for the well-known ziplock bags, which you can still use to carry toiletries.