Please see below for important information pertaining to COVID-19 and travel.
**Please note: Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.
Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found on the embassy website here.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of specific vaccine with the latest shot at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination). Please visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 hotline at 719 for updated information.
- Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years are exempted from the vaccination and testing requirement.
- All arriving passengers into the country above the age of 12 years are required to have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded on the panabios system.
- Passengers traveling out of the country, will be required to abide by the particular travel, health, and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.
- Immigration Services has lifted an earlier amnesty on stays in Kenya over the six months stipulated visa period. Visitors on overstayed visas from September 14, 2020, are required to arrange to depart within 14 days or apply for residency (permit or pass).
- Be advised that effective January 1, 2021, all passengers are required to apply and obtain an e-visa before boarding an inbound aircraft to Kenya. The e-visa can be obtained through http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html .
- The Government of Kenya established an online portal to extend visitor and resident visas. Please see: https://fns.immigration.go.ke . Note that the Directorate of Immigration Services has lifted an earlier amnesty on stays in Kenya over the six months stipulated visa period. Visitors on overstayed visas from September 14, 2020, are required to arrange to depart within 14 days or apply for residency (permit or pass).
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes