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🦠 Kenya COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel to Kenya

Effective 31 December 2020, all passengers that require visas should apply for and obtain an e-visa prior to entering Kenya. The e-visa can be obtained through this website. Minors below 16 years of age are exempted from the visa requirement.

Passengers holding Refugee or Alien travel documents must have a visa at all times.

COVID-19 PCR testing

All passengers, including transit/ transfer passengers, must present a negative COVID?19 PCR test certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure at check?in. A certificate from any government approved lab will be acceptable.

All passengers must verify their COVID-19 RT PCR test before entering Kenya. Passengers from countries that have Trusted Traveller (TT) will receive a code that will be used to generate a TT certificate.

If you are coming from a country that does not have Trusted Traveller, you must upload your certificate to Global Haven. This system allows you to directly upload your test certificate in order to generate a Travel Code (TC).

Exemptions

All passengers below 5 years old are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test requirement for travel to Kenya.

Required forms

All passengers must present a completed Kenya Travellers Health Surveillance form online and present the corresponding QR code to Port Health authorities upon arrival.

Quarantine

A 14-day quarantine is mandatory for passengers arriving from certain countries as determined by the Ministry of Health. Passengers arriving these specified countries are expected to provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24 hours before boarding. The list of facilities available for quarantine can be requested from info@kmpdc.go.ke

Exemptions

All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is not above 37.5 °C (99.5 °F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu?like symptoms; have a negative COVID?19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID?19 transmission areas will not be required to undergo self?quarantine.

This list is subject to change as determined by the Ministry of Health risk assessment.

Other Information

National curfew is applicable from 10pm to 4am Kenyan timing. Passengers are also allowed to move to and from the airport during curfew as long as they are able to demonstrate that they are departing or have arrived.

Travel from Kenya

COVID-19 PCR testing

All travellers departing from Kenya who are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for their transit point or destination must have a Trusted Travel (TT) code with their COVID-19 PCR test results. Travellers must visit an approved laboratory to take the test and no laboratories are permitted to issue COVID-19 certificates without TT codes. After testing, travellers will receive an SMS from PanaBIOS or an email from both the lab and PanaBIOS with a link that will have instructions on how to generate the TT code and the TT certificate.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.