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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 11th March 2022


Certificates

  1. All vaccinated travelers arriving in Kenya must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. All unvaccinated travelers arriving in Kenya, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry.

Exemptions

  1. The following travelers are exempt from PCR requirement:
  • All fully vaccinated travelers
  1. The following travelers are exempt from vaccination requirement:
  • Traveler(s) with medical conditions precluding vaccination. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.
  • Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
  • Returning unvaccinated Kenyan citizens who have difficulty accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon arrival and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry in to the country.
  1. The following travelers are exempt from vaccination and PCR requirements:
  • Children below the age of five (5) years

Test on Arrival

Unvaccinated travelers shall be subjected to rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate. Travelers below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this testing requirement.

Required forms

  1. All travelers will be expected to fill out the travelers’ locator form and submit it before travel on: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ and the Jitenge App
  2. Vaccination and test certificates must be uploaded onto the https://globalhaven.org/.
  3. Passengers travelling out of Kenya will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.

NOTE:
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.

Health

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.