Few trips have the effect on the soul that trips to Africa have, and few destinations on the continent have the same profound impact that Kenya does. From seeing majestic animals in their natural habitats on safari to catching a wave in Mombasa – and exploring all the cultural and culinary landscapes in between – there’s plenty of reasons why so many travelers rate Kenya as the best destination in Africa. Here are all the latest 2022 COVID-19 entry requirements for Kenya all travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit Kenya For Tourism
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
All travelers planning on visiting Kenya, regardless of their nationality, vaccination or residence status, must produce a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya in order to be able to enter. Only children under 5 are exempt from this testing requirement. Test results must be uploaded to Global Haven.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
There is no general requirement to quarantine upon arrival in Kenya. However, a random antigen test may be taken upon arrival into the country, and a positive result will lead to travelers being placed in a Ministry of Health designated facility for ten days at their own cost.
All travelers heading to Kenya will need to fill out a travel health surveillance form prior to their flight. This will provide travelers with a QR code needed to enter. After arriving, travelers are also expected to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform/application for 14 consecutive days.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
Kenya does not have a mandatory travel insurance policy like some destinations around the world do. However, it is recommended that travelers always purchase a strong travel insurance policy prior to traveling to ensure that they are protected when abroad and to provide peace of mind.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Kenya
There are several health requirements that travelers should be aware of. Travelers must wear masks in public places whilst in Kenya. Restaurants and eateries are open as usual, providing they comply with the country’s public health protocols, and bars may open until 11PM. Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks on patrons prior to entry. Public transport is able to operate at full capacity, and there are no curfews in place.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Travelers must be fully vaccinated in order to be able to enter Kenya. Only Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. In order to prove their vaccination status, travelers must upload their proof to Global Haven prior to boarding their flights to the country.
Visa Entry Requirements For Kenya During COVID-19
All travelers are required to obtain an e-visa prior to boarding a flight to Kenya. The visa can be obtained here.
Kenya Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Travelers must obtain an e-visa
- A PCR test must be taken no more than 72 hours before the trip
- Evidence of a negative test result and proof of vaccination must be uploaded to Global Haven prior to the flight
- Travelers who fail a random antigen test will be forced to quarantine; otherwise, travelers are free to enjoy their vacation in Kenya.
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