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Kenya coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Kenya. Kenya is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Kenya. Kenya is part of Africa with main city at Nairobi. Its Developing country with a population of 47M people. The main currency is Kenyan Shilling. The languages spoken are English and Swahili.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Kenya

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Kenya is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 96 hours, must be provided on departure.

Additional documents required

A completed 'travelers health surveillance form' must be submitted before arrival. Travelers are required to submit daily health information through the 'jitenge' platform for 14 days. - Travelers health surveillance form
For more details Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces, on public transport, and when social distancing rules cannot be respected.

Public transport

Public transport, including private vehicles and taxi services, is operating at full capacity. A traveler health surveillance form is required on arrival. This form can be accessed through the 'Jitenge' app or at


Restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place.


Bars are open with social distancing measures in place.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to nightclubs.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Kenya

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Kenya

The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time).
All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Kenya

Exercise a high degree of caution

Laikipia County has been declared a β€˜dangerous and disturbed’ area by the Kenyan Government following attacks by armed bandits. The government has launched a security operation. A curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am for Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its neighbourhood. Significant security operations are ongoing in the region, particularly in the Ol Moran area. We recommend against non-essential travel to the county until the situation stabilises. COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. All public and political gatherings are banned. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall due to the high crime levels and the threat of terrorist attack.
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