Kenya Covid-19 Travel Protocals

Following the recent announcement and declaration by WHO that Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency, here are the updated protocols effective 9th May 2023 as issued by KCCA.


The following measures shall apply to travelers departing and arriving into the country (Kenya).

  1. All travelers arriving into the country through any point of entry shall no longer be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
  2. Only travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform: . They will also be required to take a COVID19 antigen test upon arrival at their own cost. Those who turn out positive for antigen test will be required to take a further COVID-19 PCR test at their own cost. Those with severe symptoms shall thereafter be allowed to isolate as per the prevailing isolation requirements for mild, moderate and severe disease.
  3. 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.
  4. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.

You can always check out updated travel requirements on this link:

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