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COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Kenya

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Kenya is an East African country that shares a coastline with the Indian Ocean. Kenya is arguably the center for tourism as the country is home to some of the choicest tourist centers in the world and also home to wildlife like; lions, elephants, rhinos, and many others. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Kenya Government Travel Restrictions

According to the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, travelers must meet and submit themselves to the following requirements;

  • All travelers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days.
  • All UK citizens and residents traveling to Kenya from the UK via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to up to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya designated facility at their own cost.
  • All travelers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
  • • All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
  • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travelers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment of the traveler’s ability to quarantine.
  • Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival.
  • All travelers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers traveling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.

List of countries allowed to travel to Kenya

Currently, travelers from all countries except India and UK are allowed to travel to Kenya. Passengers who have been to or transited through India in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Kenya



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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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