Kenya & COVID - Travel Advice & Things To Know

Kenya COVID-19 Updates

Good news! 

Kenya has abandoned all covid measures. For those travellers who are fully vaccinated, a PCR test is also no longer required to enter the country. Please check with your airline company if there are still any covid regulations in place to be accepted onboard. 

It's perfectly possible to have a normal safari experience in Kenya. Restaurants, hotels and campsites are open as usual. 

Entry requirements 

Visa - It's advisable to apply for your visa online. This can be done here. Apply at least 3 days in advance of arrival. 

PCR test on arrival - For those who are fully vaccinated, this is not needed. Travellers who are not vaccinated, need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 72 hours (4 days).

Land borders to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are open, as usual. 

Where to do 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.  

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and no risk payment terms

We accept online payments by Credit Card, Bank transfer, or Ideal (Dutch customer only).

Payments are due latest two weeks before the start of your car rental trip. There are no refunds in case of a last minute cancelation or rescheduling, which is 14 days before your departure date or less.

Let's hope that COVID is something of the past. But in case it does become a pandemic again with severe travel restrictions and you have to cancel your booking, not to worry, we refund 100% of the payment. Valid COVID cancelation reasons are you tested positive with a PCR test ( in case a PCR test is reintroduced to be able to enter the country, or in case you are not vaccinated and have to show a negative PCR on arrival); flights to/ from Kenya are banned, or when your home country all of a sudden imposes quarantine to visitors coming from Kenya.