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Kenya Travel Restrictions

6.21% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 5.74% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom to Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom from Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Kenya must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Kenya will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


FAQs

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

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

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

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Kenya is required in public spaces.

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