Kenya Travel Updates

Travel updates for international travellers to Kenya;

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Before travel to Kenya

Online e-Visa Application

Covid – 19 Requirements

  • All arriving passengers into the country are required to be in possession of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Travellers no longer need to upload PCR Test Certificates / Vaccination Certificates to the Global Haven platform. Verification of requirements will be done via a hard copy or electronic copy.
  • All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.
  • Travelers below the age of 12 years shall be exempted from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or PCR test.
  • Any traveler above the age of twelve (12) arriving at any point of entry with no proof of vaccination or a PCR test or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to entry PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate as per MOH guidance on isolation.
  • From 01 September 2022 travellers are no longer required to fill in the passenger locator form on the Jitenge Platform unless they are suffering from flu-like symptoms. Those with flu-like systems will also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own cost.

Verification of COVID-19 documents
Trusted Travel Code (TTC)

  • Travellers no longer need to upload PCR Test Certificates / Vaccination Certificates to the Global Haven platform, Verification of requirements will be done via a hard copy or electronic copy

On Arrival

  • All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. Verification of requirements will be done via a hard copy or electronic copy.
  • Any traveler above the age of twelve (12) arriving at any point of entry with no proof of vaccination or a PCR test or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to entry PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate as per MOH guidance on isolation. Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years are exempted from this testing requirement.
  • From 01 September 2022 travellers are no longer required to fill in the passenger locator form on the Jitenge Platform unless they are suffering from flu-like symptoms. Those with flu-like systems will also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own cost.
  • Wearing masks is not mandatory but is highly recommended for use in enclosed spaces

before Departing Kenya

  • Passengers traveling out of the country will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.
  • Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from Kenya.
  • Various International airlines have their regulations concerning Covid-19 travel regulations and are changing from time to time hence we recommend guests check requirements with their booked airline ahead of time.
  • Kindly check and let us know so that we can arrange Covid- 19 test in accordance with your onward flight timings. The test can be arranged at our Camps in the Mara or Nairobi upon request.

Departing Kenya

  • Kenya does not require a COVID-19 negative test at departure. However, it may be a requirement for your onward destination or the airline you will be using and we recommend consulting with your airline ahead of travel.
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