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Entry rules in response to coronavirus


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Entry to Kenya

you can find full details of the Government of Kenya’s entry requirements concerning coronavirus on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.

From 16 January 2022, the following conditions will apply to travelers entering Kenya:

  • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must have a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours of traveling to Kenya. Children under five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on a layover.
  • Passengers aged 18 or over must have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19. Travelers exempt from immunization or recovered from COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days are exempt from this requirement; however, such persons must provide a letter from a medical practitioner confirming their exemption or recovery from COVID-19. Some airlines may also request that British travelers show vaccination on the NHS App at check-in.
  • Travelers must upload their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test certificate to  https://globalhaven.org/  before boarding their flight.
  • COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a total dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
  • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, shall be expected to fill in the travelers’ locator form and submit it before traveling to  http://bit.ly/covid19moh . After that, submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
  • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers on entry, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. Any person who tests positive will be directed to isolate at home (for Kenyan residents) or in a Ministry of Health designated facility (for non-Kenyan residents) for ten days, at their own cost.
  • All passengers displaying flu-like symptoms on arrival or who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival may be placed into quarantine at home or a government facility at their own cost.
  • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for ten days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7
  • From 2 December, travelers arriving from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, and Nigeria within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes.

All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before traveling to Kenya and verified digitally through the Global Haven website.


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