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COVID19 Entry Requirements

Current Entry Requirements for Kenya. Please check with your Embassy for more information.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are tourists  permitted to enter? Yes
    • Arriving passengers are permitted to enter if the conditions are met:
      1) The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F);
      2) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms;
      3) The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours of arrival. Visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website or call the COVID 19 hotline at 719 for updated information.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • The test must be conducted and result must be received within 96 hours of arrival. Tourists who do not have such a test may be refused boarding or denied entry to Kenya.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Please fill the COVID-19 Travelers Health Surveillance Form“ online at  https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ before you arrive
    • You will need to fill the „Passenger Locator Card (PLC)“ with your contact data. This form will be given to you in the airplane or upon arrival

Quarantine Information:


  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • Nightly curfew hours are from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • Any movement by public transport vehicles into and out of these areas requires transport providers to first acquire mandatory certification from the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the Ministry of Transport.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Testing is available at the country’s major hospitals (Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital). The charge for the test is approximately USD 100 (KES10,000) at private health facilities and USD50 (KES 5,000) at government hospitals. Test results are available within 48 – 96 hours.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Users of public or private transport are required to wear a protective mask.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Those violating the curfew may be arrested and put in mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Local Resources:

  • Kenya Ministry of Health: Twitter: @MOH_Kenya, Facebook: MinistryofHealthKE, website: http://www.health.go.ke/
  • Report any suspected cases to the Kenya Ministry of Health hotline numbers: 0800721316, 0732353535, 0729471414.