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Kenya international travel guide

Landscape view of Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is part of Africa with main city at Nairobi. It's usually 🌀️ 25.00 °C in Kenya with a rainfall of 🌧 24.94 mm. Tipping is expected in Kenya since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 47M people. The main currency is Kenyan Shilling. The languages spoken are English and Swahili. Automatic teller machines are rare in Kenya. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~25.00 Β°C Β  🌧 ~24.94 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 47M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

If you're interested in possible commercial flights from Kenya to Australia, register with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi (consular.nairobi@dfat.gov.au). The Kenyan Government plans to allow domestic flights from 15 July. International flights may start again from 1 August. Measures are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are being strictly enforced. Non-essential movement is restricted. There is an overnight curfew between 9pm and 4am. The borders with Tanzania and Somalia are closed. You are required to wear a face mask in public. We advise: Do not travel to Kenya.

issued date: July 9, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Kenya uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Swahili

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling (symbol: Sh), code KES.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 40, 20, 10, 5 and 1 shillings and 50 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Kenya. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Kenya since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kenya is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,147.22 KES, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Faiba, Safaricom or Telkom. Kenya uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kenya upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Kenya, dial +, then 254 (the country code for Kenya), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Kenya, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 20 .

Driving
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Last updated: January 1, 2021