The Ministry of Health has been conducting periodic reviews of travel restrictions from different countries based on the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), on the Public health considerations while resuming international travel.
In the view of the above and in keeping with guidance from the World Health Organization, effective 1 st September 2022, the Ministry of Health recommends the following measures with regards to travellers arriving into the country:
All travellers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either:
- Currently, all arriving passengers into the country are required to be in possession of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded onto the panabios system (https://panabios.org/)
- Any passenger without a Covid-19 vaccination certificate is required to be in possession of a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test result, conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.
- In addition, all passengers arriving by air are required to complete the online surveillance form through the jitenge platform and obtain a QR code before boarding. (https://ears.health.go.ke/airline registration/) Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of the specific vaccine, with the last dose administered at least 14 days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination)
- Travellers below the age of 12 years shall be exempted from the requirement of vaccination certificate or PCR test.
- Any traveller above the age of 12 years arriving at any point of entry with no proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on the rapid antigen test will be required to self-isolate as per guidance from the Ministry of Health on isolation
- Persons travelling out of the country will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.
- Truck drivers entering the country shall no longer be required to have proof of PCR test if they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated truck drivers shall be requirement to be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before arrival.
- Pre-departure rapid diagnostic tests or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.