COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

We encourage you to book and explore Kenyan now more than ever. The people need it, wildlife protection is under pressure due to lack of income from tourism, and having such iconic parks as the Maasai Mara to yourself is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Good to know that lodges offer great discount prices and you will have the parks to yourself. Moreover, it will be very easy to apply social distancing over-here, when going on a self-drive safari and camping in the bush. Do we need to say more?

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities and our no risk payment terms.

Kenya entry requirements and corona travel regulations

Since the 1st of August 2020, Kenya has opened its airspace again and travellers from overseas don’t have to go in quarantine. Since, we have received hundreds of Roadtrippers in Kenya. Restaurants, Lodges, campsites and National Parks are open, just as usual. 

Practicalities

  • When you arrive by plane, you need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 96 hours (4 days).
  • If you enter Kenya overland, crossing the border from Tanzania, you also need to show a negative COVID test.
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory when entering public spaces like supermarkets and government buildings. Hand sanitisers are placed at the entrance of every building and your temperature will be measured. When eating in a restaurant / lodge or sitting on a terrace, wearing a face mask is not needed.
  • All hotels, restaurants and bars are open. In cities and towns, there is a curfew from 10 PM. You will not notice this evening curfew when staying in a hotel or lodge in the safari parks. 

Where to do a PCR test and/ or rapid test in Kenya 

Its straightforward to get a PCR test and/or rapid test done in Kenya. When you are staying in Nairobi, Karen area, the most convenient places to get the test done are AMREF and Waterfront Mall. Other places, but more down town, are Aga Khan, Kenyatta and Nairobi hospital. No need to reserve in advance, you can just show up for a test. The results are known within 8 hours latest and sent to your email.

There are also lab facilities in the Maasai Mara (The Pumba Collection) and Mombasa. In case these facilities do not fit into your itinerary, let us know, and we can inform you where-else in Kenya you can do a PCR test.  

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and no risk payment terms

We accept online payments by Credit Card, Bank transfer, or Ideal (Dutch customer only). No down payments required. Online payments should be made in full latest 14 days before departure date. In case you are not able to come because of COVID -19, you can cancel your booking and we refund 100% of the payment, on presentation of your positive PCR sample /rapid test.