Kenya (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test result required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Anyone entering Kenya will be screened for COVID-19 and might be required to quarantine, based on the results.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 07.07.2021
1. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Kenya.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Kenya must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers must complete the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” online at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.kcaa.or.ke/covid-19/quarantine-exempted-states
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
6. Nationals and residents of Kenya arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.

The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:

All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.

All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.

All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative (https://bit.ly/3w42Oz5)

If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form (https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/).

Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
 

Lockdown Details

The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).

On 1 May, the Government of Kenya confirmed that restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time).

On 29 June, the suspension of all public and political gatherings was extended for a further 60 days.

Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, while the number permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.

Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/africa/kenya/travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co