Tanzania, United Republic of
2.3.10 Tanzania Border Crossing of Mutukula (Uganda)


Inaugurated in 2016, the Mutukula One Stop Border Post between Uganda and Tanzania improved physical border infrastructure, harmonised working procedures, faster customs processing and information sharing, which reduces waiting times at the border point.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Tanzania: Mutukula

Province or District

Karega district

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Mutukula (0 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA)

Contact Person


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport (1150 km)

Truck Travel Time: 20 hrs

Car Travel time: 20 hrs

Nearest Port

Tanga port (1370 km)

Truck Travel Time: 24 hrs

Car Travel time: 24 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Bukoba (81 km)

Truck Travel Time: 1h 30 min

Car Travel time: 1h 30 min

Other Information

Hours of Operation


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs

National Holidays


Seasonal Constraints


Daily Capacity

Estimates show that on average, 725 cargo trucks and 224 private vehicles use the Mutukula border point each day. The One-Stop Border Post has allowed to create a space dedicated to trucks and a cargo clearance office.

Customs Clearance

Tanzania Revenue Authority is implementing Single Customs Territory along the Central corridor. This initiative which was launched in October 2013 was piloted first in the Northern Corridor involving Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Following successful implementation in the Northern Corridor, the same is now rolled out onto the Central Corridor which involves Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. For more information, click the following link: http://www.tra.go.tz/swahili/index.php/export-procedures/102-import-procedure/326-implementation-of-eac-single-customs-territory-sct

Usual documents are required for the custom clearance including invoice, packing list, permits, and a contract signed between the customer and the clearing agent, if any. The truck driver has to present his passport to the authority. Note that the goods could be subject to examination upon entering country. The fees vary in function of the origin, destination, and the number of axles. For small vehicles, the fees are mainly based on the longer of the journey in Tanzania.

For more information on customs in Tanzania, please see the following link: 1.3 United Republic of Tanzania Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Tanzania Government Contact List.

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