Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings for Kenya

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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 17 September, 2020

International flights have resumed from 1 August.

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:

  • There is a nationwide curfew from 9pm 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.

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Previous travel alerts for Kenya

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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