Travel to Kenya & East Africa post COVID

Travel to Kenya post 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) tested our resilience. The rapidly changing situation due to the pandemic 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. We have put together a schedule of things to note as plan you travel to Kenya that will help you prepare accordingly.

Step 1
An entry visa is required but this must now be issued in advance online via

Step 2
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.

Step 3
All 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. 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 thereafter be allowed to isolate as per the prevailing isolation requirements for mild, moderate and severe disease.

Step 4
Passengers traveling out of Kenya, will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.

Health 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 health related

We will keep you posted as the situation so stay on the lookout for more articles about travel into or out of Kenya and East Africa post COVID.

Updated July 2023

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