Kenya (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 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
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.10.2021
1. Passengers entering or transiting through Kenya must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
2. Passengers must complete the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” online at . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.


Detailed Tourist Information

Kenyan borders are now open. Foreigners who would like to visit the country can easily apply for a Kenya visa. Travelers have 3 months to enter the country from the date of issue.

Lockdown Details

Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.

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

All public and political gatherings are prohibited.

The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, 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.

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