Travelling to and in Kenya during Covid-19 – Step by Step
Kenya has been fortunate to have experienced a much lower level of serious cases and fatalities as compared to most other countries in the world to date. This is attributed to the fact that Kenya has a relatively young population and to the effectiveness of a number of containment measures that have been enforced over the months.
Update from 2nd September 2022
Passengers arriving in Kenya
- All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. Travelers must upload both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org
NB: Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of specific vaccine latest shot at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination). Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years shall be exempt from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or PCR test
- With effect from 1st Sept, 2022, Only travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be expected to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ and to undergo rapid antigen test on arrival at own cost regardless of age or vaccination status.Please note further details on documents that needs to be provided for any of the above here: https://kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/covid-19/documents/COVID-19_TRAVEL_REQUIREMENTS_9.9.2022.pdf
- You need to obtain a valid visa online using http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html and present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry. The processing time for an e-visa is two business days. You need a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Passengers departing from Kenya
If you’re traveling out of Kenya, you’ll be required to abide the health requirements of the destination country, any transit countries and your airline.
All travelers to countries requiring antigen testing hours before undertake pre travel rapid antigen test at the MOH Port Health facility at the airport and the results uploaded to the Trusted Travel platform (www.globalhaven.org ).