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Kenya Travel Restrictions

6,01% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 5,70% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Kenya.

Kenya entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Kenya, but there are restrictions. Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Kenya.


Outgoing travel to KenyaTravelling from South Africa to Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Kenya.

Details and exceptions

Travelers including those in transit, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 5.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Kenya.

Details and exceptions

Asymptomatic travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Kenya.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Kenya must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Kenya are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Kenya.

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Kenya is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Kenya are open. Bars in Kenya are open.