Kenya & COVID - Travel Advice & Things To Know

Kenya COVID-19 Updates

Read below about Kenya's covid travel regulations. We continuously keep this page up-to-date.   

Covid entry requirements

All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving in Kenya through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.

There are no specific requirements as to which type of vaccination is required. A minimum of 2 doses is considered ''fully'' vaccinated.

Your vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years are exempted from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or Pre-departure PCR test.

Please make sure to check if any of your transit destinations, airline company or next destinations require any form of Covid19 testing. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya. 

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

In case you need to get a PCR test done in Kenya, rest assured this is straightforward. 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.  

How to get a Kenya Tourist Visa 

You have to apply for your visa online. This can be done here. Apply at least 5 days in advance of arrival. Travelers are no longer able to get a visa on arrival at the airport. 

Yellow Fever vaccination 

A Yellow Fever vaccination card is only required for persons traveling to Kenya from the age of 1 year and above when traveling from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever transmission. This does not apply to travelers who have been in transit. Find the list of countries with a risk of virus transmission here