Travel to Kenya & East Africa in times of COVID

Travel to Kenya in times of COVID

When humankind rallies in the face of adversity; we have proved our resourcefulness, our courage and, most of all, the ability to showcase the empathy that defines our humanity. The spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) has once again tested our resilience. The rapidly changing situation due to the pandemic has affected people, businesses and economies everywhere. It is difficult not to be overwhelmed with impact on such a massive scale and our thoughts go out to all those affected, whether in terms of health or their daily income. While it is difficult to plan in the long term, vaccine brings a whisper of optimism. As things remain in a constant state of flux, we have put together a schedule of things to note as plan to travel to Kenya that we believe will give you a measure of certainty for the future.

Step 1
An entry visa is required but this must now be issued in advance online via www.evisa.go.ke.

Step 2
All passengers (inclusive of transit passengers) are required to produce a printed copy of a Negative PCR Test upon arrival at Nairobi JKIA Airport with the test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.

Step 3
All passengers prior to arrival in Kenya must complete a Health Surveillance formwithin 24 hours of departure. The resultant QR code issued, either printed or digital, will be scanned on entry. An alternative to the above online form is to download and register on the Jitenge App via Google Play or the App Store.

Step 4
Most countries will require you to present a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test upon entry and PCR testing is available to all guests with a 24 hour turnaround.The test result is then automatically uploaded to the Trusted Travel Portal ( Panabios ), and emailed to the traveller, with an TT code that must be presented at JKIA airport on departure.

Step 5
Most countries will require you to present a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test upon entry and PCR testing is available to all guests with a 24 hour turnaround.

COVID-19 updates:
It’s important that you get the latest information from reputable sources The World Health Organisation’s Situation Reports are our resources for all things COVID-19 related

We will keep you posted as the situation so stay on the lookout for more articles about travel to Kenya and East Africa during COVID-19 pandemic period.