Tourism to Kenya resumed on 1 August, 2020. International flights are operating, and passengers are subject to entry requirements.
Requirements for travel to Kenya
- Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, issued no more than 96 hours before departure
- Fill out a “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” online for contact tracing
- There will be health screenings on arrival
- Depending on the country of origin, some travelers may be required to quarantine. A list of exemptions can be found here
- Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be required to quarantine in their accommodation for the first 14 days. Passengers seated on two rows surrounding anyone on a flight displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
Restrictions in Kenya
There are a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place throughout Kenya:
- Until 3 January 2021, the nationwide curfew is in place from 10pm to 4am
- Face masks must be worn in public places
- Social distancing rules apply when using private vehicles – anyone driving a car must fill only 50% of the vehicle’s seat capacity.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
By Ellen Hall,
World Nomads Contributor-Mon 9th Nov, 2020.