COVID – 19 Travel Requirements

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Please find the most important measures to note listed below:

1. Maintain 1.5-metres of distance from one another

2. Wear your face mask at all times

3. Have a COVID19 free certificate as per Ministry of Health guidelines

4. Wash your hands and Sanitize regularly

5. Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow

6. Use paper tissues and throw them away after you blow your nose

7. Avoid shaking hands

8. Make contactless payments

Is it safe to travel to Kenya amidst the global covid-19 pandemic?                                                                             

YES. Kenya was listed among the 80 global destinations certified and authorized to use the “World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travel Stamp” after the destination’s adopted the global COVID-19 health and hygiene standardized protocols. This stamp allows for the recognition of Kenya as a viable holiday safari destination subject to the implementation of the health and safety protocols.

How do I maintain 1.5-metre social distancing at the Airport?

The most important thing at airports is to maintain your distance from others. Some of the measures in place include markings, floor stickers and posters to indicate 1.5-metres of space. We also have staff throughout the airport that will be able to help you with this. Please do your best to maintain your distance and wash your hands regularly when you are at the airport.

Will I be quarantined on arrival in Kenya?

All arriving passengers on international flights with a COVID-19 Negative certificate whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F), do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms, shall be exempted from quarantine.

What are the entry and Exit Requirements?

Travelers who are fully vaccinated are exempted from the PCR test requirement for entry. Eligible unvaccinated travelers over age of 5 years must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before departure. There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Travelers should upload both documents into Global Haven before boarding their flight via to generate QR codes. Incoming travelers are required to have a QR code for a completed Travelers’ Health Surveillance Form that they can access from the website When they register on the website, the code is sent to their email.

Do I have to wear a face mask at the Airport?

All travelers are being asked to wear a face mask throughout your passenger journey at all our airports.

What happens if I need to be searched at security?

You may be searched if something is found during the compulsory security scans, which are performed when you enter the security area. If something is found, a security officer will come close to you – wearing a face mask and gloves – because they are unable to maintain a 1.5-metre distance for the purposes of their job. Please ensure you also use your own face mask at this point. Hand sanitizers are available so that you can disinfect your hands after the checks.

Can I carry hand sanitizer with me in my hand baggage?

Yes, as long as the sanitizer is stored in a 100 ml container. The sanitizer is subject to the liquid rules.

What happens if my flight is operating at night during curfew hours?

Passengers will be allowed to use their boarding pass/tickets at road blocks to enable them to get to and from the airport.

When should I arrive at the airport?

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior for international travel and 2 hours’ prior for domestic travel.

Who should I tell if I see someone with health complaints?

Please stay at home if you have health problems yourself, such as a fever, or mild complaints such as the common cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat or a mild cough. We consider the health of you and your fellow travelers to be most important. If you feel fine, but suspect that a fellow traveler has complaints, please keep your distance and warn an airport or airline employee and they will assist you further.