Travelling into Kenya
Travelling in and to Kenya
A step by step guide
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 which have been enforced over the months.
Update from 15th May 2023
Passengers arriving in Kenya
- All travelers arriving into the country through any point of entry shall no longer be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
- Only travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ . They will also be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own cost. Those who turn out positive for antigen test will be required to take a further COVID-19 PCR test at their own cost. Those with severe symptoms shall thereafterbe allowed to isolate as per the prevailing isolation requirements for mild, moderate and severe disease.
- Travelers 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.
- Travelers need a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Passengers departing from Kenya
Travelers traveling out of Kenya be required to abide the health requirements of the destination country, any transit countries and the 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 ).