Entry Restrictions for Kenya

The Kenyan government may implement changes and new restrictions at a moment’s notice to ensure travelers’ and the Kenyan population’s safety. It is highly recommended to check the latest news and follow the government’s instructions.


Kenya Travel Restrictions

There are certain restrictions to travel to Kenya. The majority of foreigners need a visa and the entry requirements vary depending on the visitor’s nationality.

Before the pandemic, the entry requirements included having a valid passport and a Kenya eVisa. Now, most travelers must also meet temporary requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Kenya Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry restrictions

Note: Kenyan borders are now open. Foreigners who would like to visit the country can easily apply for a Kenya visa online. Travelers have 3 months to enter the country from the date of issue.

Tourists who had been affected by the entry restrictions can reschedule canceled trips. Vouchers issued as reimbursement can be used within one year.

The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:

    Find the current travel information for Kenya below:
  • Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
  • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.
  • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
  • All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
  • If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

You may need a yellow fever certificate when entering Kenya from certain destinations.

    make sure your accommodation is insect-proof

    use insect repellent

    wear long, loose, light-colored clothing

    consider taking medication to prevent malaria

    Get medical advice if you have a fever, muscle pain, rash or severe headache.

Stay safe!