Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings for Kenya

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

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How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to Kenya? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Kenya – updated 9 November, 2020

Tourism to Kenya resumed on 1 August, 2020. International flights are operating, and passengers are subject to entry requirements.

Requirements for travel to Kenya

  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, issued no more than 96 hours before departure
  • Fill out a "Travelers Health Surveillance Form" online for contact tracing
  • There will be health screenings on arrival
  • Depending on the country of origin, some travelers may be required to quarantine. A list of exemptions can be found here
  • Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be required to quarantine in their accommodation for the first 14 days. Passengers seated on two rows surrounding anyone on a flight displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.

Restrictions in Kenya

There are a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place throughout Kenya:

  • Until 3 January 2021, the nationwide curfew is in place from 10pm to 4am
  • Face masks must be worn in public places
  • Social distancing rules apply when using private vehicles – anyone driving a car must fill only 50% of the vehicle’s seat capacity.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

Potential terror threat in Nairobi – 27 February, 2020

The Australian Government released a travel alert: On 27 February 2020, the US Government warned that terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi. The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be popular with tourists and business travelers.

Check your government's travel advisory for the latest information.

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  • Barnabas gebreab said

    Travel to visit family


  • Joseph m Karanja said

    I wish to know if any travel destination


  • Mike Eden said

    We are arriving in Kenya at the end of the month of November 2020. We know that we have to present a certificate of a negative PCR test for CoVid, upon arrival in Kenya that was done 96 hours before our departure from the States. We have recently been told by our airline that, because we are arriving from Texas, we will be quarantined for 14 days after arrival!! Is this an old requirement or was it just recently put into effect by the Kenyan Government? We will only be in Kenya for 11 days, in two different locations. We desperately need to know if this is correct, as soon as possible. If this is true, we will have to cancel our plans. If you could get back to me right away, I would greatly appreciate it. Mike and Sylvia Eden


  • Abdi said

    Hi regarding your concern, that’s not true only if your showing covid-19 symptoms than you’ll have to quarantine for 14days. But other than you would be fine I’m also traveling this Wednesday to Kenya visiting family members. Some of my family and friends have already traveled ahead of me as we speak they are in Kenya and they didn’t mentioned anything about your concern, Thank you


  • nasar aboukhshem said


    2 questions :

    Is it 96 hrs before departure or 96 hrs before arrival , this is unclear - the UK Gov website says 96 hrs departure and some sites say arrival

    How do you if the PCR test is valid for Kenyan authorities

    Thanks !


  • Mike said

    It is before, 96h before arrival.



  • Carlie said

    My boyfriend lives in Kenya and I'm in UK. He had planned to move here the summer but due to covid can not get a visa.
    Can I travel over for Christmas from uk or does it have to be a serious reason to travel and if I can do I have to isolate when I arrive back to the UK. I've read the rules but get so confused. Any help would be great, I did ask a travel agent and she said I couldn't fly but why is there flights if we can't fly?




  • Gerson Pinto said

    I am Gerson , my nationality is Colombian but since 2016 I have lived in Tanzania
    My question is, am i exempted of quarantine upon arrival ?
    Thank you


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