Data Last Updated: January 04, 2021
Kenya has reopened its borders to ALL international travelers on August 1.
Passengers entering Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. The test result is valid for entry if produced no more than seven days before departure to Kenya.
Mandatory quarantine is not necessary, except for those with symptoms.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Authorities in Kenya issued a statement Jan. 3 noting that certain measures and restrictions aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 would be extended through March 12. Among the extended measures is the nightly curfew and amendments to rules regarding gatherings.
A nationwide curfew is in effect 2200-0400. Persons violating the curfew could be arrested and placed in a 14-day quarantine.
All public events and gatherings, including political events, are banned for 60 days. Funerals, burials, and weddings are exempted but must not exceed 150 persons.
Religious services may take place.
Public transport is limited to 60 percent capacity.
Protective face coverings must be worn in public areas, including in private vehicles and while using public transportation.
Schools will reopen Jan. 4. Strict health measures will be imposed.
Bars, restaurants, and other establishments open to the public must close at 2100 daily.
Airlines & Transport
International flights to and from Kenya have resumed on August 1. Kenya Airways is also scheduled to resume international flights to 30 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
The first international flights on August 1 will depart to the following international destinations; London, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.
The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia, and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened Aug. 1.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
The president of Kenya has announced that Kenya will be reopening for international tourism as of August 1, 2020. This includes the lifting of all internal travel restrictions as well.
Not to mention the exotic and rich wildlife itself, Kenya has so much to offer. The beautiful African landscapes, unimaginable wildlife, and equatorial Indian ocean coastline. Kenya is definitely a doorstep to some of the world's most incredible national parks.
Here's all the latest information that you need to know before you fly to the safari capital of the world.
Who Can Travel To Kenya?
Kenya announced that ALL international flights entering and departing will resume by August 1, 2020. So if your passport is eligible to enter Kenya with or without a visa, then you're good to go. Keep in mind there are limited flights to many parts of the world at this time.
What Are The Requirements To Enter Kenya?
All passengers entering Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 result. The test result should be valid for entry if produced no more than 7 days before the arrival.
Is There a Mandatory Quarantine?
There is no mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers unless they are symptomatic. Passengers may be subject to quarantine restrictions if any other passengers within two rows of their seats appear symptomatic.
Passengers are exempted if their temperature is below 37.5°C. Or if a passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing, or other flu-like symptoms.
Other Health Protocols
- A curfew from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am will remain in place for an additional 30 days.
- Everyone who goes outside is required to wear a mask.
- All the bars are closed until further notice.
- There will also be no sales of alcoholic drinks and beverages in eateries and restaurants throughout Kenya.
- Places of worship may open in conformity with applicable health guidelines.
The president of Kenya said that any trends that signal a worsening of the pandemic, Kenya will have no choice but to return to the lockdown.
For now, travelers are welcome back to see the wildlife and beauty of all that is Kenya.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Passengers arriving from countries deemed to have a low-to-medium risk of COVID-19 transmission are exempted from having to quarantine upon arrival.
They must still produce a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no earlier than 96 hours before arrival.
In addition, passengers must not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers required to quarantine will stay at government-designated facilities or at their home for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authority's assessment.
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