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Entry to Kenya

A bona fide visitor seeking to enter Kenya is required to have the following;

  1. A passport or travel document acceptable to the Government of Kenya valid for at least 6 months.
  2. A valid eVisa where applicable.
  3. Sufficient funds for subsistence while in Kenya.
  4. A return or onward ticket to the country of origin, domicile or destination.

COVID-19 RELATED TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS with effect from 9th September 2022

  1. All travelers arriving into the country through any point of entry must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be by way of certificate of vaccination. If not vaccinated, travelers will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The PCR test must be conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. Children under 12 years of age are exempted from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or pre-departure PCR test.
    NB: vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of specific vaccine at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of arrival).

  2. Any traveler above the age of twelve (12) years with no proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any traveler who tests positive on the antigen RDT will be subjected to entry of a PCR test at their own cost of 50 USD and self-isolate as per Ministry of Health guidelines on isolation.

  3. Any traveler with flu-like symptoms will also be required to fill the passenger locator form on the “Jitenge” platform: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/

  4. Travelers departing from Kenya will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination countries.

  5. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.

These regulations are subject to change without notice.

Registration in Kenya

All visitors staying in Kenya for more than three months (90 days) must register their presence at the Alien section of the nearest Ministry of Immigration office, Department of Immigration Services.


Immunisation against yellow fever is only compulsory for travellers aged one year or over who enter Kenya from a yellow fever risk country in Central and Western African or Central and Latin American countries where yellow fever is still endemic.
Taking of anti-malaria medication is strongly recommended.

Import license for cats/dogs

  • In accordance with the Animal Disease Act, visitors to Kenya are required to obtain an import permit for their cat or dog before they can bring the animal into the country.
  • The permit can be obtained at the point of entry, upon presentation of a valid vaccination booklet (check with veterinarian).
  • The following documents are also required:
    1. Veterinary certificate signed no more than five days prior to departure, stating that the animal is free of infectious diseases.
    2. Valid rabies certificate. If the animal was vaccinated less than 6 months before  departure, also a certificate from a government veterinary officer of the country of origin, stating that no rabies cases have occurred within 50 km of the animal’s place of origin within the preceding 6 months.
    3. Certificate from the captain of the plane/ship carrying the animal, stating that the animal has not left the craft between embarkation and arrival, and was isolated from all other cats/dogs.
  • Animals in transit for less than 48 hrs do not need certificates 1-3, but will be kept in isolation at the owner’s expense, and can only leave Kenya by air or sea. Cats/dogs entering Kenya by land must be reported within three days of arrival.

Important Notice

The information above is subject to change from time to time. It is important to confirm this information before applying for a visa or departure to Kenya for updates. Also check this website for a list of days when the Embassy is closed.